Meet Rose: VerbalizeIt’s Featured Spanish Translator

Exciting times here at VerbalizeIt! From media coverage in Entrepreneur Magazine and the LA Times to on-boarding new translators and team members we’re finding new ways to break down language barriers every day. And we couldn’t do it without you. Your desire to explore the world and help people connect motivates us everyday. Thank you (we mean it :) ).

-The VerbalizeIt Team

News: “Say What?” VerbalizeIt in Entrepreneur

One stomachache. One language barrier. One life-changing event. That’s how VerbalizeIt started. “While on a trip to China, [Ryan] Frankel fell ill and was unable to express his needs to a pharmacist. It was ‘one of those moments where you’d do anything to have someone who could communicate on your behalf,’ says Frankel, who serves as CEO of VerbalizeIt.” Read Ryan’s full story in Entrepreneur Magazine

Happenings: Spreading the VerbalizeIt Love!

This time of year we are inundated with different ways to share our love. Chocolates make our mouths water, flowers make our homes smell of spring, and jewelry captures our vision. Have we forgotten the power of words?

This February, we’re giving away the greatest gift, the ability to say, “I love you” to anyone anywhere. Why? Because we believe language should never be a barrier to any conversation, particularly when saying, “I love you.” Learn how to “verbalize your love” in five languages here.

Human Voices, Human Stories: Meet Rosalie

We often talk about how we have more than 3,000 translators in the VerbalizeIt community. Each one of those translators is a human being (not a robot) with real stories and an ability to understand human interaction. Rosalie, was born and raised in Germany and when her family got the chance to move to the US in 2011 they took it without hesitation. “Being part of VerbalizeIt-family has been awesome. I can keep up on my German, connect with other bilingual speakers, refine my translation skills and earn real income all at the same time!” says Rosalie. Join us on Facebook to read more Translator Stories.

Travel Tip: “Staying Healthy While Traveling”

Did you know, “Half of Americans traveling two weeks or more out of the country will become ill, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?” The LA Times recently featured VerbalizeIt in their article, “Staying Healthy While Traveling” along with a series of other health-related websites and apps that offer everything from first-aid tips to lists of doctors and hospitals. Thinking about traveling? We recommend reading the full article.

VerbalizeIt: Free to Start, Free to Follow

When you sign up for VerbalizeIt we give you five free minutes, on the house, no questions asked. It’s important to us that you never see language as a barrier to connecting with someone else. We’re giving away minutes to our followers on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow along and get to know us.









News Worth Hearing

Exciting times here at VerbalizeIt! From media coverage in Entrepreneur Magazine and the LA Times to on-boarding new translators and team members we’re finding new ways to break down language barriers every day. And we couldn’t do it without you. Your desire to explore the world and help people connect motivates us everyday. Thank you (we mean it :) ).

-The VerbalizeIt Team

News: “Say What?” VerbalizeIt in Entrepreneur

One stomachache. One language barrier. One life-changing event. That’s how VerbalizeIt started. “While on a trip to China, [Ryan] Frankel fell ill and was unable to express his needs to a pharmacist. It was ‘one of those moments where you’d do anything to have someone who could communicate on your behalf,’ says Frankel, who serves as CEO of VerbalizeIt.” Read Ryan’s full story in Entrepreneur Magazine

Happenings: Spreading the VerbalizeIt Love!

This time of year we are inundated with different ways to share our love. Chocolates make our mouths water, flowers make our homes smell of spring, and jewelry captures our vision. Have we forgotten the power of words?

This February, we’re giving away the greatest gift, the ability to say, “I love you” to anyone anywhere. Why? Because we believe language should never be a barrier to any conversation, particularly when saying, “I love you.” Learn how to “verbalize your love” in five languages here.

Human Voices, Human Stories: Meet Rosalie

We often talk about how we have more than 3,000 translators in the VerbalizeIt community. Each one of those translators is a human being (not a robot) with real stories and an ability to understand human interaction. Rosalie, was born and raised in Germany and when her family got the chance to move to the US in 2011 they took it without hesitation. “Being part of VerbalizeIt-family has been awesome. I can keep up on my German, connect with other bilingual speakers, refine my translation skills and earn real income all at the same time!” says Rosalie. Join us on Facebook to read more Translator Stories.

Travel Tip: “Staying Healthy While Traveling”

Did you know, “Half of Americans traveling two weeks or more out of the country will become ill, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?” The LA Times recently featured VerbalizeIt in their article, “Staying Healthy While Traveling” along with a series of other health-related websites and apps that offer everything from first-aid tips to lists of doctors and hospitals. Thinking about traveling? We recommend reading the full article.

VerbalizeIt: Free to Start, Free to Follow

When you sign up for VerbalizeIt we give you five free minutes, on the house, no questions asked. It’s important to us that you never see language as a barrier to connecting with someone else. We’re giving away minutes to our followers on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow along and get to know us.









Get Agile or Get Lapped

As co-founder and CEO of VerbalizeIt, my job is to ensure that language is never a barrier to communication.  To do this, I match the needs of international businesses with our amazing community of translators. The results are real and tangible. We enable companies to expand internationally, better support their global customer-base and acquire new sources of revenue.

In a nutshell, my job is to understand the key trends that are driving major business decisions and work with these companies to support their critical business objectives. Over the last several months, we’ve noticed an important trend in how businesses are approaching the simultaneous increase in international commerce and language barriers. Specifically, by getting ahead of the competition with human-powered translation solutions, businesses are prospering by leveraging language barriers to their advantage.

When we first launched, many of our new clients were coming to us looking for a solution that would enable them to drive down the costs of translation while improving the quality, scalability and flexibility that they were accustomed to receiving.

While this is certainly still the case, we’re seeing more and more businesses avoid the pitfalls of language barriers and long-term inflexible contracts by shifting their business to more agile organizations.

These companies are capitalizing on the growing need for flexible translation solutions to support their existing customers and to acquire new international customers. Businesses are doing what they’re supposed to – listening to their customers and tailoring responses and solutions to meet their needs. Those who haven’t considered how language barriers can affect client relationships are being left in the dust. A recent conversation I had with one executive summarized the trend well: “We’re going international and engaging with an entirely new set of customers once formerly out of reach. We’ve got first mover advantage and our competition is scrambling to play catch-up.”

We love following these new trends not only because they validate our business but also because they allow us to level the playing field and provide jobs to thousands of translators around the globe.

-Ryan

Ryan Frankel is CEO and Co-Founder of VerbalizeIt. You can follow him on Twitter @rvfrankel and connect with him on LinkedIn.









Verbalize Your Love

Verbalize Your Love

This time of year we are inundated with different ways to share our love.  Chocolates make our mouths water, flowers make our homes smell of spring, and jewelry captures our vision. Have we forgotten the power of words?

In addition to the taste of chocolate, smell of flowers, and beauty of jewelry, shouldn’t we remember how to simply say, “I love you”? Receiving those three words are destine to make anyone’s heart skip a beat and giving those three words is guaranteed to do the same.

In today’s hyper-connected world it’s easier than ever to reach out to someone with a text, an email, or a tweet and give the gift of love. Yet, amidst all of this connectivity we cannot discount the importance of expressing our love through language.

The old adage goes, “the language of love knows no bounds” and we at VerbalizeIt could not agree more. In fact, we’re taking the adage a step further and applying it to our hyper-connected world, “the language of love knows no bounds and nor should any language.”

Starting on Valentines Day and running through February, we’re giving away the greatest gift, the ability to say, “I love you” to anyone anywhere. We’re connecting people all over the world to thousands of our translators to teach them how to say, “I love you” in any language they want. Why? Because we believe language should never be a barrier to any conversation, particularly when saying, “I love you.”

Visit VerbalizeIt.com/love to learn how to say “I love you” in a new language, vote on your favorite language, and download the free VerbalizeIt app with five free minutes of translation.









Meet VerbalizeIt

You have been asking to learn more about VerbalizeIt and we thought we would pull together a quick presentation to walk you through all of the exciting things we’re up to. Take a look!

Interested in learning more about how VerbalizeIt can help you or your business? Drop us a note here.