A checklist for RSI projects.
Back in the days of weeks long on-site projects, I found that making sure I’ve got everything with me was really important. It helped make sure that I had enough of what’s needed, but also that I wouldn’t be lugging around more weight than necessary.
A few days before the flight leaves, I review the list to make sure all the clothes and supplies are ready. Come packing time, things are super easy when you just check-check-check your way down the list. No worrying about whether everything’s packed – It’s time to focus on the client!
The same can be said for RSI. Here’s a simple checklist that I use just before each session. It helps me feel confident that all my equipment is working and available. It helps my clients also, because now I can focus my attention solely on things that matter to them – the interpreting.
The checking starts a few hours prior to a session and deals with electronics.
So, that’s it. Once this is all done, I know that there won’t be any problems when I enter the session and focus on interacting with speakers.