Blog – It’s All About Language

The internet has shrunk geographical boundaries and opened up global business opportunities. Only one thing stands in the way of engaging a large audience: the language barrier.

Although English is the international language of business communication, it is a challenge for those who don’t speak English as their first language. Only about 20% of the earth’s population speaks English. In the developing countries of China, Mexico, and Brazil, fluency in English is lacking, which is a hurdle if you’re trying to build a supplier network, find business partners or sell to consumers in these countries.

The need to address cultural differences

The goal of good communication is not only to make complete sense but to also capture feelings, understand the context, and read between the lines. Effective engagement is only possible if you and potential customers can understand one another’s intentions, feelings, and perspectives. This is achievable only by communicating in a language your audience practices as their first language.

When you break down the language barrier, you also erase a lot of the cultural dissimilarities and any perceptions about not being ‘local enough’ to understand and solve your audience’s unique pain-points. Interacting with potential suppliers, distributors or business partners in their first language also removes feelings of apprehension, suspicion, confusion or inhibition that may be preventing the outcome you’re hoping for.

Translation services are a valuable ally

Language services can serve as a bridge between you and the global audience you want to reach. The typical language service in Malta offers different types of translation services, from legal translations and marketing communications to website localization and conference interpretation. Agencies may offer broad expertise encompassing law, finance, economics, environment, retail, manufacturing, and more.

Whether you’re looking to translate a business contract from one language to another, need your entire website to be translated into different languages for various global audiences, or require an interpreter for a client meeting, translation services can pave the way for successful engagement.

A good translation company will employ qualified staff, ensure strict confidentiality of information, carry out document proof-reading, and adhere to deadlines. Make sure you review a couple of Malta language services to zero in on a reliable provider that meets your needs perfectly.

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