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Lectures

I frequently speak – internationally – at public events like conferences, in-company meetings and external events for clients and partners. My style is engaging, enthusiastic and fun. The content of a lecture is based on own research and experiences in the field of international business communication and cooperation. I speak about the following topics:

 

  • The practical aspects of working with other cultures
  • Making virtual team meetings work
  • Cross-cultural negotiation
  • Diversity: install a diverse and inclusive work environment (Q3 2017 onwards)

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Example Public Speaking

Interview with Frank

Working with Other Cultures

Working with other cultures does not have to be complicated. You don’t have to be a cultural expert to understand whether and how to adjust to another culture if needed.  The only thing you need is the ability to reflect on your own behavior. Small changes in behavior can have big changes in impact. My aim is to give participants to my lectures and workshops practical tips and advice, that leads to small changes in daily behavior. And big impact.

The do’s and dont’s of other cultures are interesting and fun. Certainly I will touch on all of these. But knowing the do’s and dont’s will not make you more effective. You first need to look in the mirror: become aware of the impact of your behavior on others. Reflect. Be willing to adjust your own behavior, if needed. Once you understand the  impact you have and you have understood the other culture, you make a conscious decision: adjust or not.

Discussing the dimensions of culture is not enough. People want to know how emails should be used when interacting with their clients. Whom to copy, and whom not. How to build up presentations for clients in another culture. How to listen between the lines to understand what your colleague means. Practical. Frank Garten can be booked for lectures and in-company events through Speakers Bureau Athenas and through A-Speakers.