Thank you all of you for tweeting and responding to my call for suggestions for new series on this blog.
You can read more about the contest here:
Your Blog Series Suggestions
Here are the suggestions for post series on this blog:
- Ryan Deal – “Highlight tips or new things you’ve learned about dealing with international clients and what differences you see”
- Cathy Goodwin – “Writing your ezine and blog with cross-cultural sensitivity”
- Jim Lodico – “Seven Most Common Cross-Cultural Communications Mistakes”
- Pat Shaughnessy – “How different cultures handle typical sales and customer facing situations”
- Martin Lindeskog – “A dictionary with “urban” international business words that you see used in social media” & “A “gallery” with business leaders, inventors, and entrepreneurs with an international background”
- Alexis van Dam – “Images and visualizations as powerful cross-cultural communication tools”
- Jeff Louis – “Networking 101 for new businesses opening up in international markets” & “A series of country-specific online/traditional resources that an organization could use/join to expand their knowledge when entering a new international market” & “The technological breakdowns of various markets”
- Kent Beatty – “A series on multi-lingual twittering or online language learning”
- Jackie Cooper – “How to effectively enter the U.K. market” & “How to manage the social media promotion more efficiently”
- Dean Meyers – “The meanings of color/visual symbols/metaphors and historical typeface associations that can make or break communications as looking authentic/appropriate for various markets” – a large topic to cover on a regular basis, with examples (good and bad)
- Pat Richardson – “Cultural differences in music and sounds on websites”
- Dan Miranda – “A 31 Days About Cindy series” – to get to know you as a fellow blogger
I was very pleased to see the quality of our suggestions . Thank you all!
This was my first contest here on this blog and I went through a few bumps along the way. was late is closing the contest.
The winners were simply chosen as:
- The best suggestions to fit this blog
- Easy for me to implement
Here are the winners and the blog series they inspire… and which you will find here soon:
- Networking 101 for new market entries
- Country-specific resources for international business intelligence
- Country profiles for the different communication channels
Jeff, thank you for three ideas that are on target with my blog. These are all topics my readers are interested in.
- How different cultures handle typical sales and customer facing situations
Pat, I think this is a great topic to show the differences and the extent to which international sales people need to adapt to different sales environments.
- The cultural differences in the meanings of color
Thank you, Dean, for giving me an idea on how to approach this. It is not an easy one to tackle and yet color and design greatly influence our cultural perceptions… and buying triggers.
- Profiles of international businessmen and businessmen with multicultural backgrounds
Martin, I think this is a great idea. I am particularly interested in people that are doing things differently and in developing countries for example. I still need to get a handle on the idea of a dictionary of international words. I think my vision is out of focus. I need to find the right angle beforeI can do it.
- Cultural differences in music and sounds
Pat, this is one that I find particularly useful in widening our own cultural perceptions. I always knew when I was culturally acclimatized in a foreign country. It was when I could listen to the local Sunday afternoon music shows for grandmothers, without needing to change the channel or leave the room. Culturally specific music always seems to take some getting used to.
- Latest tips and trends in international business
Thank you for reminding me of this simple one, Ryan. I like the idea of doing a fairly short series of recently remarked differences and repeating the series often. To keep up to date with the changes in the international business scene.
I have already sent each of the winners a private email requesting their mailing addresses. The ProBlogger books will be mailed out early next week.
What do you think? Please share your thoughts and comments below.
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