I recently had an opportunity to experience one of the benefits of pressing pause.
While presenting to over 30 Chinese non-English speaking executives, I learnt when to pause for my translator. She was excellent and taught me how long to speak before pausing for her translation. (Side note, it’s longer than you might think, as she needed context in order to translate meaning not just words).
The context of my talk was a visit by a leading Chinese insurer, to Cass Business School. To aid their executive education, that prestigious business school invited a number of leading thinkers (plus me) to present to them.(more…)