In verbal cross-cultural communication it is useful to add similar tactics used in written communication. They improve your clarity when speaking, just as much as they do in writing.
Here is today’s tip:
Make sure that all of the elements of your communication say the same thing
Sometimes we let our thoughts drift from one subject to another. People that speak your language and come from the same environment usually follow your conversation. But with people from other cultures and non-native English speakers this can be very challenging. They might not understand you or they might understand something different.
An internal edit of your communication will tell you when you need to make your conversation easier for everyone to follow. You will be surprised what a few words can do to improve clarity.
Use this tip as a starting point. Think about what this means to you. Not sure what you think about this? There are a few links below for suggested reading to get you started. Follow each of these tips this month to improve your cultural skills.
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