Ten Strategies That Will Make You Become Cross-Culturally Competent Communicator in the 21st Century


 This is the overview of what you can become and you will experience life without limitations!


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First Step: Learn from the basics, and then bring yourself to speed up to maximum level. Like the illustrated ladder of learning for someone who likes to become Communicative Competent.
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Second Step: Distinguish yourself with the learning of proper and correct vocabulary. Use them efficiently at any location, event, or when you are sharing information with someone regardless of his/her background.
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Third Step: Take time to practice with other people. There are many venues of learning and practicing.  The following is an example of the venue for practice. Some are free and some are paid. You get the value of what you pay for and the experience when it is given free.


Fourth Step: Understand the implications and sociological meanings of words, phrases, idiomatic expressions, slangs or the so called ‘lingua-franca’ By knowing when and where to say properly will create an impression of credibility among the people you share your ideas.
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Fifth Step: When unsure, find someone who is experienced to help you. There is no better Coach than someone who is experienced in many areas of concern. Thousands of information is available in the internet, but when you cannot tell the difference of what is correct and which one is wrong, then the best advice is to seek the guidance of a Coach or a Teacher.  Either will tell you which is the best.
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Sixth Step: When you begin grasping greater responsibilities, there is an expectation that you will demonstrate competence in leadership and management of an organization that is consist of people, activities, situations, revenues, communication and external factors. Being a communicator, you need the competency as illustrated in the following image. If you don’t have one, hire a Coach who will help you obtain those critical knowledge.
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Seventh Step:  What is your readiness to make a difference?  Exceptional? or just a so so employee?  or just be a Yes, Sir!  You need to be able to answer eloquently those challenging interview questions when you are facing a panel of people. You need to sell your capabilities in order to gain growth and advancement.
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Eight Step: Leading is not a joke. It requires strategic mindset to make the balance of the organizational fulcrum. When you aspire to be a good boss or great boss, you must learn unequivocal knowledge and expertise in the areas shown below. In that way, you are indeed someone to be respected within an organization.  If your aspiration is being a mediocre manager – don’t bother to learn these.
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Ninth Step: Demonstrative communicative competency is a must when you aspire to be standing before an audience.  If you don’t know how? Hire a Coach to teach you the proper techniques and mechanics of doing professionally. Don’t be misled with many online information. Delivery of information like the ones shown below is imperative.
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Tenth Step: There is nothing more eloquent to listen, attend someone’s talks than an individual who can illustrate these three important characteristics of a Communicator. Your opportunity is limitless when you have these competency, confidence and ability to articulate. Please note this is not a skill – what is required is a competency. The combination of knowledge, techniques, linguistic proficiency, cultural depth, and business acumen.
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The 64 dollar question is, “Have you gone through all the 10 steps? If not, which one do you need to accomplish?  Can you call yourself  ’Competent’ and can demonstrate the step 10?”  Ideas N Conversations will be glad to help you with your difficulties.

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4 responses

  1. CIC – Citizenship and Immigration Canada Begins Accepting OLC’s Language Training Certificates | ReloNavigator | Reply

    […] IdeasNConversations’ Coach conduct Business English Proficiency and Leadership Communication Development regularly. They cover many areas of topics that are required to become skilled and when you demonstrate these skills, your candidacy for a leadership position would be easier than you think.  Click on the link at IdeasNConversations to get into their contact information. […]

  2. Reblogged this on ReloNavigator and commented:
    Globally, a big gap of skilled communicator cross-culturally with business acumen competency is growing higher and higher. For anyone who like to be working globally in the future, learn the basics that these Ten Strategies offer. Start building your competency where your current level and increase to maximum level.

  3. A_GlimpseByTurre | Reply

    Reblogged this on glimpsebyturre and commented:
    Cultural Competency is a MUST for anyone who likes to succeed in the globalized world. Many says they are globally oriented and or working globally but when you begin talking to them in a globalized information – they are lost. Why? They are not actually globally competent, instead they only work in a globally operating organization but the focus of their functional responsibility is either US or just one country but not having two or more countries knowledge and competency.

    So, that shows how shallow the competency of people around us in regards to cross-culturally competence. These ten strategies help anyone to begin understanding what are required to become one.

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