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3 Pronunciation Tips for French speakers living in Australia

3 Pronunciation Tips for French speakers living in Australia

Pronunciation. The age-old problem. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (well, France actually) there lived a girl (me) who really struggled to learn French and people commented…frequently…on her specific style of pronunciation – sometimes in the positive (aww, si mignone!) and sometimes in the corrective. It worried me. Now, I work […]

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Understanding Your Cultural Intelligence

Understanding Your Cultural Intelligence

It is becoming increasingly important in cross-cultural communication to learn skills that allow you to understand and communicate with people who are totally unlike you. By exercising this skill, it is vital to come back to the principle of knowing your core and flex. Your core and flex dictate your behaviours, values and beliefs, and distinguishing between […]

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Indirect and Direct Communication in a Business Setting

Indirect and Direct Communication in a Business Setting

One of the greatest — and subtlest — challenges in global business is managing differences in communication style. Imagine the following situation. Peter, an American manager, is organising the installation of innovative design software for a Japanese marketing company. Peter works on a brief and estimates the final date of installation to be in 30 […]

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