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Are You Muddling Your Message? Tips for Overcoming Language Barriers

  If you’re like most modern professionals, your clients, co-workers, and professional contacts hail from across the globe. This means you interact with people whose first language may not be English on a regular basis. Last week we talked about how using non-literal language (e.g., idioms and slang) can confuse communication with non-native English speakers. […]

Cross Cultural Communication: Do You Make These Mistakes?

Last week, we talked about how many idioms English speakers use in day-to-day conversation, and how learning some basic idioms can help you better understand conversations in the workplace and can make your speech sound more fluent and native-like. Today, we’re going to talk about the other side of the coin: as a native speaker, […]

Multicultural Communication: Communicating with Non-Native English Speakers

As globalization continues to grow at a breakneck pace, the workplace has become an increasingly multicultural environment. Whether clients, colleagues, or employees at offices overseas, most professionals will need to communicate with someone who is a non-native speaker of English. When communicating with a person who speaks English as a second language, many people try […]

Multicultural Communication: Part 2

In honor of the Olympics, this month Corporate Speech Solutions is dedicating our blog to multicultural practices in business. Last week we discussed the ways in which eye contact, personal space, and volume can change in communication across cultures. Today, we’ll discuss a few more specific situations that should be considered when communicating in a […]

Multicultual Communication

It’s that time again: Olympic fever is upon us, as people from around the globe all come together to watch the world’s greatest athletes compete against one another. In this spirit of this multinational event, this week, we’ll focus on the effect that culture can have on communication, and some of the differences you need […]

Tips for Communicating with Non-Native English Speakers: Part 2

More and more companies find themselves working with an international and multicultural population. While this provides great exposure to new ideas and wider viewpoints, it can also open the door to communication gaps as language barriers get in the way. Last week we discussed different techniques for communicating with non-native speakers of English and overcoming […]

Tips for Communicative with Non-Native English Speakers

With globalization on the rise, the workplace is becoming an increasingly multicultural environment. Chances are, nearly everyone reading this blog has at least one colleague, customer, or work-related acquaintance who is a non-native speaker of English. When communicating with non-native speakers of English, many people try to compensate in ways which are not helpful to […]

Multicultural Etiquette: Greetings and Smiles

This week CSS wraps up our series on multicultural etiquette with a few final tips on how to navigate an increasingly international global marketplace. Greetings: Before traveling to another country or conducting business with a company from another culture, be aware of the most common form of greeting. Some cultures greet one another with a […]