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  • 11.10.11
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  • Intercultural communication

    1. 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. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Physically I live in Finland, virtually I can work anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Mother of 4, married to a Dutchman, we speak Dutch & Swedish at home </li></ul><ul><li>Masters degree in Educational Sciences (including Sociology, Business Administration & German) </li></ul><ul><li>I ’ ve lived, studied and worked in several countries in several languages </li></ul><ul><li>I use at least 4 different languages actively every day </li></ul>
    3. 3. About my work? <ul><li>Always worked internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Always worked interculturally </li></ul><ul><li>Always woked in multi-linguistic environments </li></ul><ul><li>HR, Marketing & Communications, Process Management & Quality Development, Logistics... </li></ul><ul><li>Thorough knowledge about start-up companies </li></ul><ul><li>I now started up my own business consulting company </li></ul><ul><li>@Plåtburk We Know How! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Intercultural communiction -what is it? tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011
    5. 5. Intercultural competence? <ul><li>= ability to interact with other cultures </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011
    6. 6. Intercultural communication is more than your language skills <ul><li>People: </li></ul><ul><li>Find a common language. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a common understanding. </li></ul>11.10.11 ? + + <ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge & skills </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul>
    7. 7. Common understanding - IRL & virtual life <ul><li>Create a common understanding of who you are and why you need to interact </li></ul><ul><li>Give the job assignment/task meaning & content – a context </li></ul><ul><li>Set up common goals – individually and in class </li></ul><ul><li>Use different tools to gather information – share best practise! </li></ul><ul><li>Have the courage to: </li></ul><ul><li>think out of the box </li></ul><ul><li>make mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>want to </li></ul><ul><li>succeed </li></ul><ul><li>celebrate a victory </li></ul>tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011 Just Do It!
    8. 8. Expose yourself to new things - train your ICC-skills <ul><li>Intercultural communication skills … </li></ul><ul><li>School & subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Daily life </li></ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>TV & Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Musik </li></ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul>tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011 You Class Outside World … no matter where you are or what you do!
    9. 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. 10. Free your mind! <ul><li>Do you feel lonely at times? </li></ul><ul><li>You aren ’ t! </li></ul><ul><li>You are good at what you do. But you can always be better and know more! </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow ideas, thoughts and methods from and to each other – create networks </li></ul><ul><li>Dare to be different & Think Big! </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural communication IS fun! </li></ul>tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011
    11. 11. tiistai 11. lokakuuta 2011 Good luck on your intercultural journey!

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