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Special Networking Soirée to Close 2014-2015
1 July 2015 | 18:30 - 21:00 CEST€10
Join us on Wednesday, July 1st at AUP for our closing event of the 2014-2015 IABC year, a professional networking soirée around cultural exchange.
Our featured speaker, Angela Sinickas will explain how to help executives adapt their large-group presentations through cultural intelligence. But first, we’ll start with a quick review of the year and the outcome of the virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) — members would have received instructions on how to participate in the virtual AGM online at their convenience.
The evening will close with networking and mingling over refreshments. We look forward to seeing you one more time before the summer break.
- Prior online registration is required (for building security and catering).
IABC Members & AUP students – 10 euros
Non-members – 20 euros
Develop Your Leader’s Cultural Intelligence
Senior executives often communicate with employees and others through large-group meetings. However, communication effectiveness is perceived differently from culture to culture. This poses a challenge to executives leading in multi-national environments. Angela’s talk will introduce a Cross-Cultural Communication Guide for conducting large meetings to provide practical tips for how to adapt the way executives communicate when facing different cultures to help them become more effective leaders.
A copy of the Guide will be provided to all those attending the meeting. It includes a self-assessment tool to identify presenters’ own norms on seven characteristics of culture, and then includes detailed advice on how to adapt their approach for meetings in terms of content, format and timing when in countries that are very different from their own. Some of the seven cultural scales affecting meeting design include egalitarianism vs. hierarchy, individual vs. group focus, and low-context vs. high-context communication.
Angela Sinickas is CEO of Sinickas Communications, Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in measuring the effectiveness of corporate communication. She has written over 150 articles about communication (available on her website www.sinicom.com) and has spoken with groups in 32 countries. She is a highly sought after speaker and has always been highly appreciated by IABC France audiences when in Paris.
She has a master’s degree in leadership and is an accredited business communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators.