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Communication is a vital component of doing business. However cultural variations can impact a person’s ability to successfully communicate. Understanding the cultural differences is important. Equally essential is developing the skills to make presentations, negotiate deal and communicate your message in multicultural situations. Download the pdf of an except of Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly’s presentation”Getting the Message […]

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Observation is an extremely powerful tool, exemplified by the fact that it is a basic component of scientific experimentation. Observation is also an essential tool for individuals interacting with other cultures. One of the pieces of advice that I always give to intercultural training participants who will be working and/or living in another country is […]

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Whether the accompanying spouse is happy influences the success of an assignment. They need to feel valued and maintaining self-esteem is crucial. Instead of seeing what you left behind, see the possibilities. Download the pdf of an excerpt of Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly’s presentation “Accompanying Spouses/Partners – Turning Lemons into Lemonade.”

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According to a Washington Times article (Dec 2012), 84% of the world has a faith. How their faith is practiced varies by religion, country, and individuals. Religious devotion is quite personal, from the once-a-year visitor to the zealot. Religious beliefs can influence a wide variety of aspects of our lives including rituals, diet and appearance. The religious ideals […]

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Making a good first impression is something most people strive to do especially in business. Various factors can influence how people are perceived including personal appearance, attitude, body language and their message. All that being true but the initial greeting is key. Since greetings differ from culture to culture, intercultural trainer such as myself will […]

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