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Lost in translation: Intercultural Communication Workshop
30-01-2017 at 20:00 - 21:30
Are you interested in mastering public speaking and delivering your speeches more effectively? Have you ever struggled presenting your work in public? Have you ever wondered how you need to adapt your speeches for different cultural audiences? Apply for this course and learn how to communicate your ideas and thoughts successfully!
In today’s globalized world interaction with people from other cultures is inevitable. In order to communicate effectively, one therefore needs to appreciate the subtle differences in communication patterns, as well as the complex variations in what is considered a good communicator from one country to another. The knowledge of such diversities grants one the ability to convey his or her message more convincingly, preventing unnecessary miscommunication. This course provides an insight into low-context and high-context communication, the former expressed through explicit verbal messages and the latter conveyed through implicit contexts, including gestures, social customs, silence, nuance, or tone of voice. Accordingly, this course identifies strategies for delivering speeches successfully in various cultural settings, accompanied by easy-to-understand, day-to-day examples.
The workshop will be guided by Kristina Preikšaitytė, who works at the Language Centre of the University of Groningen.