Germans Appreciate Straightforwardness and Clarity. Hard Data and Numbers Are Decisive For Them in Business Negotiations.

The world’s third largest economy has long relationships with many other countries, and yet there are aspects of German business etiquette that are often overlooked. Germans’ heightened attention to detail, for instance, must be always kept in mind or you may weaken your chances in Germany’s highly competitive market. From expectations of professional behavior to… Read More Germans Appreciate Straightforwardness and Clarity. Hard Data and Numbers Are Decisive For Them in Business Negotiations.

The Politics, Psychology and Art of Scripts

The history of how scripts and alphabets emerge, evolve and disappear through history, is built on the changing tides of commerce, cultural dominance and religion. Two generations of a people who do not write their language in its original script will render that script endangered, and very nearly dead. Inspired by Omniglot.com (an online encyclopedia… Read More The Politics, Psychology and Art of Scripts

Culturalization: the Heart of Communication

There are experts employed by global companies like Microsoft, whose job descriptions might read something like: examination of everything going on at every level in every country where we sell products. Beyond adaption to such elements as foreign currencies, time zones, and programming requirements, and beyond translation of languages, culturalization is the process of deep-level… Read More Culturalization: the Heart of Communication

Skrivanek will be at tcworld 2017 – Tekom Annual Conference, Stuttgart October 24th-26th 2017

Skrivanek’s Project Management Team Leader Jan Hirš will be representing the company at the tcworld conference in Stuttgart at the end of October. Jan has been working for various LSPs for almost 10 years and  has extensive experience in all aspects of the translation business. Most recently he has been appointed head of Skrivanek’s  International… Read More Skrivanek will be at tcworld 2017 – Tekom Annual Conference, Stuttgart October 24th-26th 2017

Skrivanek will attend the prestigious International Engineering Fair (MSV) in Brno, October 9-13, 2017

Skrivanek is gearing up to attend Central Europe’s International Engineering Fair (MSV) at the Brno Exhibition Center October 9-13, 2017. In order to make the most of this gathering of 75,000 attendees from all major fields of engineering specialization, Skrivanek is prepared to speak with all corporate visitors who are interested in expanding and improving… Read More Skrivanek will attend the prestigious International Engineering Fair (MSV) in Brno, October 9-13, 2017

Watch, Listen: embracing audio visual communication

No form of communication is more natural than watching and listening to another human being explain something. These days, millions of people seek videos online to display products they are might purchase or to offer support for those they own. These videos will most likely include your company’s products whether or not your company created… Read More Watch, Listen: embracing audio visual communication

Neural Machine Translation: a Little More Like Human Thought

Machine Translation (MT) has been with us for several decades. The first effective form developed was Rule-Based MT (RBMT), initiated in the 1950’s. RBMT became obsolete when Statistical MT (SMT) was refined in the 1990s, and one form of SMT – Phrase-Based MT – still defines major online translation services. Since 2014, Neural Machine Translation… Read More Neural Machine Translation: a Little More Like Human Thought

Greeting Chinese Travelers in Their Own Language

The number of Chinese travelers visiting destinations around the world is rapidly increasing. And according to a recent survey*, when they travel, they are willing to pay for quality. Chinese visitors to the US, for instance, spend an average of $7200 USD per person. Quality is not the only thing Chinese tourists want: they prefer… Read More Greeting Chinese Travelers in Their Own Language

Consider taking an interpreter when meeting with French business partners

Europe’s second largest economy offers a number of opportunities. The key to a good relationship with French partners involves having a clear understanding of French culture and etiquette, which are distinctly different from those in the U.S. The French believe that the business relationships you develop are more important than the contracts, so think in… Read More Consider taking an interpreter when meeting with French business partners