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Intercultural communication

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    • 1. Intercultural Communication Mia Vanhatalo Managing Director @ Plåtburk +358-(0)50-539 4225 [email_address] Virtually: England, Finland x2, Scotland & Turkey IRL in Närpes, Finland 11.10.2011
    • 2. Who am I?
      • Physically I live in Finland, virtually I can work anywhere
      • Mother of 4, married to a Dutchman, we speak Dutch & Swedish at home
      • Masters degree in Educational Sciences (including Sociology, Business Administration & German)
      • I ’ ve lived, studied and worked in several countries in several languages
      • I use at least 4 different languages actively every day
    • 3. About my work?
      • Always worked internationally
      • Always worked interculturally
      • Always woked in multi-linguistic environments
      • HR, Marketing & Communications, Process Management & Quality Development, Logistics...
      • Thorough knowledge about start-up companies
      • I now started up my own business consulting company
      • @Plåtburk We Know How!
    • 4. Intercultural communiction -what is it? tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011
    • 5. Intercultural competence?
      • = ability to interact with other cultures
      • A person is intercultyrally competent when, he/she captures & understands, in interaction with people from foreign cultures, theis specific concepts in perception, thinking, feeling & acting.
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    • 6. Intercultural communication is more than your language skills
      • People:
      • Find a common language.
      • Create a common understanding.
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      • Personality
      • Culture
      • Language
      • Knowledge & skills
      • Motivation
    • 7. Common understanding - IRL & virtual life
      • Create a common understanding of who you are and why you need to interact
      • Give the job assignment/task meaning & content – a context
      • Set up common goals – individually and in class
      • Use different tools to gather information – share best practise!
      • Have the courage to:
      • think out of the box
      • make mistakes
      • want to
      • succeed
      • celebrate a victory
      tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011 Just Do It!
    • 8. Expose yourself to new things - train your ICC-skills
      • Intercultural communication skills …
      • School & subjects
      • Daily life
      • Home
      • Friends
      • Love
      • Hobbies
      • TV & Computer
      • Travel
      • Musik
      • Social media
      tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011 You Class Outside World … no matter where you are or what you do!
    • 9. All information is already available - no need to discover the wheel again! tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011 Hobbies & Travelling Computer Games & Role Plays: IRL vs Virtual Life Information & facts Learning By Doing Music & Films Social Media & Blogs Be open-minded & creative: The only limit is our own knowledge & imagination! You
    • 10. Free your mind!
      • Do you feel lonely at times?
      • You aren ’ t!
      • You are good at what you do. But you can always be better and know more!
      • Borrow ideas, thoughts and methods from and to each other – create networks
      • Dare to be different & Think Big!
      • Intercultural communication IS fun!
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    • 11. tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011 Good luck on your intercultural journey!

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