You gotta love the people behind the new Endless Possibilities Talks. They’re clever, they’re social media-savvy, and they’re bursting with enthusiasm. And most importantly, they’re full of great ideas.
This became clear to me the other day when I contacted them about doing an interview for my blog. What I had in mind was an old-fashioned, written Q&A. You know the kind: I send you the questions, you send me the answers, I publish them, all very 20th century. They quickly came back to me with the proposal that we run the interview using the new Hangout on Air format that has made the Endless Possibilities Talks, or EPT as it is now known, such a hit on Google+ (more on that in a bit). What a brainwave: do the interview and feature the technology all at once! Like I said, these guys are good.
Anyway, it took me all of three seconds to sign up to the plan. The result is what you have before you today: a video of my interview with EPT founders Al Navas, Gerda Prato-Espejo and Esther Navarro-Hall.
Now, if you have no idea what the Endless Possibilities Talks are, have never heard of Google+ or its hangouts, and are asking yourself right now what all this could have to do with my blog’s theme of interpreting, have no fear. It will all be explained in the interview. Just click away and enjoy …
Below is the list of questions I asked Al, Esther and Gerda. I’ve added the time codes so that you can skip ahead to the bits that interest you the most, if you like (although a lot of great stuff came up between the questions, so if you have the time, I’d encourage you to watch the whole interview from start to finish). Links to the resources mentioned in replies are also included below.