Companies Losing Business due to Language Barriers
We are living in the golden era of globalization which implies that businesses are no longer functioning under their own countries only.
One thing every business owner, entrepreneur and aspiring professional must understand is communication is the key to success. It doesn’t matter where the business is being operated from, nationally or internationally.
A recent report by Forbes Insights suggested that as more companies are looking to expand globally, the demand for a multilingual workforce has become a critical factor.
“Miscommunication can be more expansive than you think.”
When you are looking to expand on a global level, you cater to people from different cultural backgrounds. Imagine you have a potential client that can only speak Mandarin, French or Japanese and you are not able to respond in the language he or she can understand.
The relation between you and your customer is based on interaction, and if you are not able to understand your client’s needs, this could be the end of what could have been a long-term relationship.
“English is the Lingua France of businesses all over the world.”
We all know that English is spoken in almost every part of the world, it is a universal language, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be good at more than one language, right? According to a recent stat by the United States Committee on Economic Development, businesses in America are losing over $2 billion annually because of cultural misunderstandings.
Researches show that mastery over a second or third language can make a huge difference in increasing business revenues. Yes, you can always go for interpreting services, and there are plenty of interpreters in the market just waiting to serve you. But not all interpreting services are equally good.
You need interpreters that are not just fluent in different languages, you also need to get the message across in a specific way. Our interpreters are not trained to speak, they are trained to communicate, and you need people who can speak the right words in the right way to the right people.
Our interpreters at Frederick Interpreting Agency are proficient in over 100 different languages including American Sign Language. So, if you ever need expert interpreters to send your message across borders, we are just one call away.