Can you control spf.io if you don’t know the spoken language?

We recently worked with a bilingual church that wanted to provide English subtitles of a Japanese language service. Not knowing Japanese, we decided to personally run spf.io for a month to experience using it when you don’t know the spoken language.

A Real-Life Kingdom Foretaste

On February 25, 2017, over 300 people in the Seattle area came together and attended the Cascadia Worship & the Arts conference, exploring diversity, design, and multiethnic worship.

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.

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?

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.

International Speakers

A great talk doesn't go very far if your audience can't speak your language. Find out how you can use spf.io to communicate effectively in many languages.

Education

Help your students learn by breaking the language barrier in the classroom. Have access to translation in over 50 languages with spf.io.

Religious Organizations

It can be hard to serve a diverse community. Find out how you can share your message in many languages, and bring people together like never before.

Government

Find out how to provide convenient and uninterruptive translation resulting in more effective community meetings, town halls, and public events.

Conferences

Sometimes you just don't know how many attendees need translation. With spf.io, you can provide a great translation experience that scales to meet everyone's needs.

& More

Any time you have people of various languages coming together and communicating, spf.io can help keep everyone in sync.

Ready to try it out?

Contact us to start reaching your multilingual audience better than ever before.

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