Archive for 10 February 2010

CCC Certified!

I am now a proud licensee of the Crossing Cultures with Competence train-the-trainer course conducted by Anne Copeland the Interchange Institute.

“Technology’s Language Barriers”

I just came across a short article in Forbes titled “Technology’s Language Barriers”. It focuses on how we need to increase our cross-cultural communication skills in a world that, thanks to technology innovation, is an ever shrinking world one.

Culture in the doctor’s office

“Bridging the Culture Gap” may surprise some by its suggestion that cross-cultural sensitivity and skills can affect your health. It offers a closer look at doctor-patient relationships from a cross-cultural point of view. While the article makes references to cases in the US, these situations can just as easily be found here in Norway. I [...]

Endangered languages!

How can it be that a culture and a language can become extinct? In these times when we are able to record everything that takes place or is said anywhere, how can a people die out? And what is meant by extinction? If a recording is left, can’t that language be brought back to life? [...]

Article Competition Win!

I submitted an article to AIPBW‘s writing competition and won! The theme was “anything you find interesting that relates to business and/or professional life”. The title is “Culture Bound”. You can either find a link to the article on the middle of this page or simply download the article as a PDF here.

What are you Zinking about?

This is one of my favorite communications videos. While communication errors rarely result in a life or death situation, the video does illustrate quite well the impact of miss-communication of just a single word. Now, imagine the potential of an ongoing dialog…

Upcoming Article Competition

I’ve decided to add even more to my plate and enter the Transitions Abroad writing competition.I only found out about it yesterday, even though entries have been accepted since April of last year. So, I’m looking at just 7 days to go until submission deadline. I might be a little crazy, but why not just [...]

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