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Globalization has brought the world together. Still, differences in communication and culture can be a barrier to advancement for internationals in the American workplace.
Jennifer has worked with international business professionals for over a decade. Her work was featured in the NY Times. She specializes in helping internationals adjust to the American workplace, whether it’s through culture training, presentation skills training, or high-level English ESL and/or learning an American accent.
American Accent Training
See the NY Times article featuring Jennifer’s work with international business people.
Are you fluent in English, yet people seem to ask you to repeat yourself a lot? Do you feel you’re being heard for your accent, not your ideas? In this course, participants learn to shift their stress patterns, intonation and pronunciation into a more standard American dialect.
You don’t have to lose your culture or identity to do this. See the blog post, “It’s Just Another Role.”
What does it mean to have “presence” as an executive in the American business landscape? What reads as confidence and authority in America might be read as something else in other cultures. In this course, we’ll look at executive presence from an American perspective. We’ll work with the TriMetrix DNA to examine preferred work styles, motivations and competencies. Finally, we’ll look at effective meeting techniques and facilitation.
Presenting in a language other than your first language is challenging enough. But as an international, you also have to present in a way that reads as both credible and approachable, in a culture that is not your home culture. This course helps internationals use body language, vocal power, and presence to command a room every time.
This course can be tailored to address webcasts and/or video conferencing. It can also be tailored to include technical material.
Building Connections Across Differences
Differences of all kinds can lead to misunderstandings and dysfunctions on teams. These differences may or may not be cultural. In this course, participants explore differences via the TriMetrix DNA assessment. They learn about:
- The DISC model of work styles
- Their own preferred work styles
- The value of each style
- The Driving Forces model of motivation
- Their own inner drivers, or motivations
- The value of other drivers
- How to work with people whose work styles and/or drivers are different from their own
By learning more about work styles and motivations, participants come to appreciate the differences that make their teams strong. Teams can then operate more harmoniously and effectively.