Cross-cultural Communications

Common miscommunication pitfalls in cross-cultural communication

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / January 9, 2023 /

We are increasingly working in a globalized world, communicating with clients and colleagues from different cultures and countries. It is therefore more important than ever to find new approaches to ensure that your One BIG Message® is understood, appreciated and acted upon. Here are some of the most common cross-cultural communication pitfalls and how to…

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Persuasive speaking principles in cross-cultural communication

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / December 19, 2022 /

Persuasive speaking principles are important if you are addressing a cross-cultural audience.  In order for a message to be persuasive, it must take into account the cultural context of the audience, and what works in one culture may not work in another. There are a number of factors that must be considered when crafting a…

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How to Use Diversity and Inclusion to Enhance Your Business Communications

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / December 5, 2022 /

Cross-cultural communication continues to be a challenge in our increasingly hyper-connected world. In most organisations, public speaking events and conference meetings, your audience will consist of people from diverse backgrounds, who have come from different cultures than the one they find themselves in today and will therefore have different perspectives that affect the way they…

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The subtle ways culture affects the way we communicate

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / November 21, 2022 /

Have you ever had a conversation with someone from a different culture than your own and felt like you were speaking two different languages? That’s because you were! The way we communicate is deeply affected by our culture. In this blog post, we will explore the subtle ways that culture affects communication, and how to…

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5 successful ways to connect with a cross-cultural audience

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / October 31, 2022 /

Every leader and public speaker wants to connect with their audience. Because without some kind of connection, it would be impossible to get your audience to act upon your message.  But what happens when your audience is culturally diverse? How do you make sure that your message is being received in the way that you…

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Global Business Connections – May 24th

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / March 25, 2022 /

May 24th 2022 in North Dakota Global Business Connections 2022 is a day packed with keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the 2021 Global Business Awards. Whether you are new to exporting or a well-seasoned traveler, this is an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals to explore new ideas, new markets, and new…

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Cross-cultural communications strategies for effective leadership

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / August 30, 2021 /

In an increasingly globalized economy, the ability for leaders to communicate effectively with people from other cultures has become an essential leadership skill. Just because someone speaks the same language as you, doesn’t mean that they have the same cultural background and understanding as you.    Many of our communication habits have become habitual, and…

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10 common mistakes when addressing a cross-cultural audience

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / May 20, 2021 /

In an increasingly global business environment, where colleagues, suppliers and clients are from different countries with varying cultures and value systems, it’s essential to be able to adapt your communication style and delivery. Doing so effectively could mean the difference between being highly respected and regarded to being greatly misunderstood. Here are ten common mistakes…

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The 3-step solution for overcoming cultural barriers in global business

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / April 23, 2021 /

As businesses expand globally, cultural barriers are occurring more and more, and this can create communication problems and make it difficult to understand other people’s behavior. First of all, it is important to understand the types of misunderstandings between different cultures and why they occur. It can be broken down as follows: Differences in the…

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How to adapt your communication style to a culturally different audience

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / April 19, 2021 /

Do you know what your natural communication style is?  The way in which you talk and share information is based on our personality and temperament. It may be something you aren’t even aware of, but becoming aware of it will help you adapt your natural style of communication whenever you need to address a culturally…

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