Communicating effectively across cultures can be very difficult. Not only must you pay attention to the cultural distinctions of your audience and adjust your style to them, but you also need to adjust your style to different forms of communication. This course offers guidelines and best practices for speaking and writing across cultures. The course also highlights the importance of keeping your audience's cultural expectations in mind when creating presentations and how to make your presentations effective in a variety of cross-cultural settings. Finally, the course provides a chance to practice communicating effectively through scenarios involving high- and low-context cultures.

This online course forms part of the SkillsNet short course suite.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise strategies for effective verbal communication in both high- and low-context cultures
  • Classify guidelines for effective presentations as being reflective of high- and low-context approaches
  • Communicate effectively in a high- and low-context setting

Audience

Individuals who want to develop and refine their cross-cultural communication skills

60 Minutes

365 Days

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