Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence2018-10-23T16:15:52+00:00

Cultural Competence

Understand your American audience better

Successful interactions require a common understanding of cultural norms and expectations. Clients improve their cross-cultural communication skills by learning about cultural differences that could cause misunderstandings and practicing ways to adapt for better communication.

  • Use appropriate eye contact, gestures, and body language.
    Non-verbal communication is more powerful than words.

  • Learn rules about conversations.
    When to interrupt, when to pause, how long to wait.

  • Learn rules about discourse intonation.
    HOW something is said can be more important than WHAT is said.

  • Learn the culture of the workplace well.
    It’s important to know your audience and know what is expected.

  • Learn how to be an active listener.

Cultural competence means to successfully communicate, negotiate and effectively work with people from other cultures.

My Commitment To You

If you have the desire to change, and the willingness to practice and work hard, I promise to provide you with the knowledge, the skills, and the support needed to achieve the cultural and linguistic goals you pursue. I also promise to make the process enjoyable!

KATHI CHRISSINGER    •   FOUNDER

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I would love to find out what kind of help you are looking for. Let’s set up a free 15-minute consultation.

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