Consecutive interpreting is generally used at meetings, conferences, events, exhibitions, etc. where the interpreter translates the speaker’s speech into the target language by lines of thought. This type of interpreting is not recommended when there is more than one target language because the same message conveyed in different languages consecutively breaks up the original speech.
Consecutive interpreting is ideal for meetings and discussions: due to the nature of a dialogue, on these occasions consecutive interpretation in short phases is the most effective method there.
The advantage of consecutive interpretation is that it is cheaper than simultaneous interpretation because it is performed by one interpreter, working in one language pair without any equipment. It also has a disadvantage, because it slows down communication and breaks up the thought process of the speaker.