Learn how to communicate better!

  • May 20, 2008 · 5:30 PM
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Based on the book "Communicating the American Way" by Elisabetta Ghisini and Angelika Blendstrup Ph.D.

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WHAT: Learn how to Communicate the American Way
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5:30-6:30 Signup and networking
6:30-7:30 Interactive talk by Elisabetta Ghisini and Angelika Blendstrup Ph.D.
7:30-8:30 Additional networking -----------------------------
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Ever wonder why, despite your good language skills, you don't always get the results you want with your colleagues or your boss? Do your meetings spin out of your control? Are your emails ignored or trashed? Are your presentations too formal? Do you have trouble getting to the point?

If you want to become a more effective communicator in the U.S. workplace and propel your career forward, come to this meeting. You will:


  • Gain a better understanding of what it takes to be perceived as a leader in the American business world
  • Understand the motivations of your US colleagues
  • Improve your ability to stand out in job interviews, give a speech or presentation
  • Add management communication skills to your technical skills

In this meeting we will discuss pointers from the book 'Communicating the American Way,' a guide on U.S. business communication practices for international professionals.

Packed with fun anecdotes and real-life examples of what can go wrong due to cultural misunderstandings, this interactive meeting will help you understand how to crack the code of the American workplace. -----------------------------
About the Presenters:
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Angelika Blendstrup, Ph.D., is the founder and principal of Blendstrup & Associates. She holds a Ph.D. in Bilingual, Bicultural Education from Stanford University and speaks five languages. Angelika specializes in individualized, intercultural business communication training, accent reduction and presentation skill coaching.

In addition to 'They Made It!' featuring interviews with major foreign-born leaders of the Silicon Valley, together with an Italian colleague, she co-wrote 'Communicating the American Way,' a guide to US business communications. Angelika teaches US business communications skills to international executives in the Silicon Valley as well as classes at Stanford University on topics such as cross -cultural communication, managing virtual teams and the art of interviewing successfully.

Elisabetta Ghisini is the founder of Verba International Communications. A communications and PR consultant with over 15 years of experience in the U.S. and in Europe, Elisabetta works with senior executives on keynote speeches, corporate presentations, and media interviews.

Elisabetta is an instructor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where she has taught media skills, interviewing skills, and public speaking workshops since 1999.

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  • Ann

    Although I fully support the concept of adjusting to the culture in which you are located, it's very difficult to find out this sort of information. The speakers were terrific, and they did a fine presentation in just one hour.

    May 22, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meeting introduced concepts, ideas, and suggestions for dealing with a vast international community in the business sense. The book offers little nuggets of recommendations made by two women who obviously have allot of experience in the field. Quite interesting and worthwhile.

    May 21, 2008

  • Veronika

    helpful info, interesting speakers.

    May 20, 2008

  • Harriette H.

    The two ladies are great! Their points are simple and straight forward. It is amazing how they talked together and make the presentation so interesting!

    Wish learn more about the presentation and interview in depth!

    May 20, 2008

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