Presenting Information Across Cultures

It can be very challenging to give a business presentation in another language. It requires more preparation and planning. Choosing the correct grammar and vocabulary is what most international business professionals focus on first. They assume that language will be their biggest obstacle.

Yet most business experts would agree that understanding WHO your audience is and HOW they best receive information is the key to a successful presentation. Often culture is the hidden obstacle that prevents us from communicating effectively.

At the end of this course, you will have greater insights into presenting information cross-culturally.

It's not what you say, but how you say it

Video clip for reflection

Questions for video

The "Hidden Obstacle"

Information sharing

To Get to the Point

“Get to the point "- Business example

Time is money

How Logic is Presented

Deductive Thinkers– RULES FIRST

Deductive cultures and the WHY question

Inductive Thinkers – DETAILS FIRST

Inductive cultures and the HOW question

Two sides of the same coin

Adapting your communication style

Sources Cited