Culture Shock Series #1

Podcast Let's Talk with Karen Flynn

Travelling for business vs. leisure is a very different experience.
When considering a new country to be home – the culture shock can be surprisingly stressful. What can you do to prepare differently?

In this interview, Karen and Martina share their thoughts with us.They tell you how to deal with another culture and they give examples why a global mindset is key to be open to foreign cultures and values.

If you are travelling for leisure, be curious. Get in touch with people and just ask them if you are not sure about anything.

Travelling for business does not only include the preparation for the business part. Good knowledge about the culture and people helps to be successful in a meeting and to feel more comfortable. It makes a huge impact on how successful the trip is if you know the common commercial practice. Inform yourself about traditions when you have a business dinner to feel comfortable in this situation.

Moving to another country for any reasons – private or business – is not always that easy. The most important part is to stay motivated and to be open to be integrated in life. To connect with colleagues or locals makes everything easier.

It doesn’t matter if you are travelling for business, leisure or moving to another country: Enjoy the fabulous experience.

You will learn in this episode:

???? Why a good presentation on a business trip is not the only key to sign the deal

???? Tips to avoid culture shock and to cope with it

???? Why asking people if you are not sure helps you so much more than books and guides

???? How different conversation rules and a dress code can be

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