Giving presentations across cultures
Why was the same presentation on a topic very familiar to you in different countries received completely differently? Why wasn't everyone delighted with your story related to the topic of the presentation? Why did some people keep a serious face when you told a funny story from your experience? Finally, why were some only interested in facts and figures and repeatedly asked about your experience with the presentation topic? Presentations today are given by almost everyone and everywhere — stationary and remote in daily team communication and employee interviews, sales calls, business meetings, job interviews, training, conferences, trips, interviews and probably much more. However, today more than ever — due to the prevalence of remote working — it is important to develop presentation skills for audiences from different cultures and in different cultural contexts.
- managers, entrepreneurs in their own business who make presentations for clients and their employees
- corporate project leaders or coordinators, HR staff who prepare and present data, results, plans on a daily basis
- anyone who wants to improve presentation skills in different cultural contexts and for culturally diverse participants
Objectives of the training
- interact freely with a group of listeners and control the flow and dynamics of the speech
- adapting the content and language of speech to a culturally diverse audience
- to prepare a plan for presentation
- engage and activate an audience in different cultural contexts
- dealing with difficult situations during a speech
The participant will be prepared to give presentations to culturally diverse groups and in different cultural contexts. Thanks to participation in the training, participants will increase their self-awareness of the importance of intercultural differences, which will help to communicate freely with recipients from various cultures. Practical exercises and presentations will help to develop intercultural presentation skills.
The methodology of the training
The training has a practical and interactive character and is focused on practicing various elements of giving presentations across cultures. Selected exercises are recorded, then the recordings are played back and analyzed in detail. The trainer pays attention to verbal and non-verbal aspects of making presentations. During the training, participants will repeatedly diagnose their skills, they will know which areas are worth working on thanks to the feedback from the trainer.
The programme of the training
- Introduction – sensitivity of giving presentations in different cultural contexts
- Preparation for conducting a presentation across cultures (how different cultures build their self-image — what importance they give to clothing, body posture, non-verbal communication, voice emission, what importance they give to eye contact, body expression, gestures)
- Audience analysis (how participants from different cultures perceive time, communication, space, their style of thinking and learning).
- Presentation tools (working with a flipchart, multimedia presentation, online presentation for culturally diverse participants)
- Preparation of a presentation plan, i.e. organizing knowledge and material for the presentation
- Structure of the presentation: introduction, development and conclusion
- Techniques used in the development of the presentation (what degree of involvement of participants from different cultures is appropriate)
- Group work during the presentation, i.e. sources of stress and ways to deal with them, difficult situations and different behaviour of participants during the presentation and ways to deal with these situations
- Practical training — participants' presentations
- cost of participation for one person: 1390 PLN + 23% VAT / 300 Euro + taxes
(the payment only after receiving a written confirmation)
- the training is conducted remotely
- you will receive training materials in electronic form
- you will receive a training completion certificate (pdf)
- online consultations with the trainers up to 2 weeks after the training
- work in a group of 10–12 people
- training takes place between 10:00 and 16:00 CET (breaks are scheduled during the training)