Pump selection software workshop

Today my colleague and me simultaneously interpreted the pump selection software workshop held by the Russian Association of Pump Manufacturers at Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Our main objective was to interpret two foreign speakers from Scotland and Germany. However, the organizers asked us to interpret several Russian presentations into English as well. During the interpreting we had an emergency situation when after the 1st presentation the monitor in the booth did not switch on and we could not see the screen either. Technical specialists failed to tackle the problem and we had to interpret the 2nd presentation without seing the slides, which was a real challenge. Sometimes during simultaneous interpretation you can face unexpected problems and  have to deal with them…

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