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Looking ‘presentable’, ‘polished’, ‘elegant’ or, yes, ‘pretty’ is another way to mind the little things, to reassure your client that you have his/her back, that you are part of the team all before you utter your first word. It is another subtle way to build trust.
I found in it the blueprint for a deeper process; one that entailed loads of self-awareness, goal-setting, and story-telling. No wonder the very first sentence reads “You already have a brand”.
Interpreting is not magic, it is a gift!
Just remember: A competent interpreter will give you marzipan. A great interpreter will give you a gift.
The Diplomatic Interpreter