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Engaging your audience like never before

As a public speaker, you want to engage everyone in your audience. Whether you are speaking to five or 500 people, you want them to walk away inspired and informed. But often times, you don’t have a lot of control over your setup at your venue and what technology is available to you.

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Breaking the Language Barrier in the Lecture Hall

It’s daunting enough for these students to travel thousands of miles and move to an unfamiliar place by themselves. Add to that the challenge of learning in an unfamiliar language, and it is clear that these students would benefit from extra attention in order to ensure they succeed in their education. But how can the teachers, who already have limited time and resources as it is, make their lectures more effective for these students?

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To Translate or Not to Translate…

Interacting with many churches, I’ve learned that many leaders wonder about whether or not they should invest in translation. It can seem like an overwhelming complication with unclear benefits. I want to suggest an exercise that might help you think about this question for your context.

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A better translated experience in the civic space

Community meetings, town halls, and other events organized by local and federal government strive to provide captioning and translation to individuals in accordance with federal law. But often times this requires two weeks advance notice and can be costly. It may also require extra audio equipment, setup, and preparation. If the organizers are unable to find translators for the event, the attendees might have to settle for less or no translation at all. What if there was a better, more convenient way to communicate with the community?

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6 Kinds of Multilingual Churches

When it comes to churches there are several different motivations for multilinguality. Each church may have a combination, but you will likely find a dominant motivation–which one could yours be?

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World class conferences for worldwide audiences

Conferences are fun! Meeting so many like-minded people from all around the world. Sharing knowledge, stories, experiences. Networking and discovering new opportunities. Being inspired by great speakers and helped by the momentum of the community. But the moment you try to include people from many languages, the momentum stops.

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Why multilingual churches are the future

Multilingual churches have been around since the beginning of the Church. The early followers of Jesus were composed originally of Jews, but quickly grew to encompass people from many nations and many languages. In the book of Acts, one of the first conflicts the church leaders must address is the unfairness in the distribution of food to poor widows–Greek-speaking Jews were being overlooked.

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