Friday, June 20, 2014

Vigilante Parade 2014.

Last month, I had a wonderful opportunity to witness this year’s Vigilante Parade here in Helena which is one of the longest-running high school parades in the nation. The parade was originated in 1924 by Helena High principal A.J. Roberts, whose goal was to replace several activities that had “gotten out of hand,” including Skip Day and Senior-Junior Fight Day.

The parade started around noon-ish so instead of eating lunch, I went down and watched the parade and took pictures. The young minds of these HS students are so brilliant, creative and so full of life. It got a little crowded especially when the parade was in full swing, so I find a sweet spot away from everybody's way. I stood on an elevated part of a building where I can see the floats and participants without having to deal with heads obscuring what could have my great shots.

I used my medium telephoto lens (55-250mm) and I thought that was the perfect lens for that shoot. Not only had I gained an insight on the rich history of this town but I was able to enjoy photography and captured colorful pictures. So hope you enjoy some of the parade highlights as shown below:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Eliminate language barrier in the corporate world.

Most businesses aim for globalization. As part of that objective, they try to cater to the diverse need of their clientele. However, the language barrier may prove to be a significant deterrent towards that goal. Thankfully, there are a number of reputable translation companies out there to help bridge the gap on this aspect of business. Basically, a translation agency like Rosetta Translation provides a full range of translation services to companies worldwide. They specialize in high-quality document translation for business and commercial texts. They make this happen by employing the right person for the job. This is particularly important if you’re dealing with financial and legal translation. To ensure that they’re giving their clients the excellent service that they deserve, this company only uses translators with immaculate linguistic skills. Being accurate and reliable as far as meeting tight deadlines are also very essential aspects of being a great translating agency.

Even in just a small business setting, the need to communicate and be understood is paramount. I remember when I use to work in IT at a bank, they have their own group of multi-language speakers set up. While English is the most preferred language in business, a wise business entity wouldn’t turn away a prospective customer just because they don’t speak English well. I think that’s their goal why my previous employer had a group of multi-lingual employees. They have anticipated a need to reach out to more prospective customers by eliminating any language barriers.