Most of us do not realize how culturally programmed we are. That is until we meet people from different cultures. Then we surprisingly find ourselves making unintentional cross-cultural errors. To mention a few examples, we find we make cross-cultural communication mistakes or we find it challenging to develop meaningful rapport with people from different cultures.
Most of us do not realize how culturally programmed we are. That is until we meet people from different cultures. Then, for example, we find we make unintentional cross-cultural communication mistakes or find it challenging to develop meaningful rapport with people from different cultures.
By our early twenties, we are highly culturally programmed by the culture we grew up in. That culture is called our “Native Culture”. We are culturally “hard-wired” with the “Do’s” and ““Don’ts” of our Native Culture. These “Do’s” and ““Don’ts” of our Native Culture can stir deep emotions in us.
Our “Native Culture” programs us such important areas as our values; beliefs; expectations; how we interpret situations; how we evaluate situations; our thinking process; how we communicate; how we automatically respond to situations; and the rules of behavior we believe are appropriate to follow.
Cross cultural differences between our “Native Culture” and individuals from different cultures can be major barriers to our success in today’s multicultural world.
As a keynote speaker or seminar leader, Bill’s cultural presentations provide cultural competency training. They focus on key intercultural insights and provide actionable solutions to help clients overcome frustrating cross cultural barriers they are experiencing.
Our mission is to cross culturally empower clients to become significantly more successfully connecting, managing, or selling to individuals from different cultures.
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