Cultural Communication

Cross-cultural communication has gained considerable importance in recent years. Many of the courses and teaching modules dealing with the subject limit themselves to providing hints on how to behave when in contact with other countries. On a practical level, this approach often doesn't go far enough, because cultural assimilation is increasing worldwide and other cultural categories are expanding across borders.

Thanks to a teaching assignment at the University of Basel, in addition to both his experience on the international stage and his multilingualism, Dan Wiener was able to develop a sophisticated new seminar module on the subject.

Story Telling

We all do a great job creating value for others! But often these „others“ do not appreciate enough what we do. Sometimes they even don’t know about it at all. Instead of complaining, that people do not appreciate what we do, we should think of how to position ourselves, as well as our ideas and services.

What are the main drivers?

  • to understand, what makes the difference between information and a story
  • to convert our ideas and content into addressee relevant stories
  • to use a story line, that evokes interest, helps people to follow our logic thread and makes solutions attractive.

A part form that a good story needs appropriate verbal and non verbal means to position our ideas in a fascinating and interactive manner.

Manage yourself, before others do
A workshop on self-management

We do perform and create value according to our job-description, the tasks we are allocated and the target agreements we sign. If this works, this gives us satisfaction and a decent salary. But what quality do we create for ourselves? Do we follow up on own personal development or do we just follow the orders given to us by others?

In this workshop we might discuss how to 

  1. define our subjective quality targets
  2. self determine our time, agenda and priorities
  3. learn to focus on relevance and importance 
  4. use creative tools to create unexpected solutions
  5. follow a clear structure to decision-taking
  6. understand how to make change sustainable
  7. balance body & soul

Since we have half a day at our disposal, we will check first, what parts would be most relevant for the actual participants and then focus on these parts of the toolbox accordingly. The objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with hands-on tools and insights, enabling them to manage themselves before others do. 

Human Behaviour

"You cannot not communicate"* – unless you are on your own.

Human beings communicate not only through words, they communicate with their whole behaviour. Different people behave differently according to their personal patterns. Your counterpart interpretes your behaviour guided by his own patterns, This is why it is sometimes difficult to understand each other.

If I want to communicate with other people more successfully, it is usful to know more about my own and other people’s patterns of behaviour. The 3D-Behaviour Method offers a pragmatic and professional access to this knowledge, without complex psychlogical analysis. It is enough to analyse signals and behaviour without any necessity of drawing conclusions on the character or the personality.

*Paul Watzlawick

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