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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

11 April 2018

When you think about the concept of ‘speaking your client’s language’, the first thing that may spring to mind is the idea of building rapport – getting to know your client by identifying their values and developing positive relationships across their organisation. Finding that your business values align may help you to put yourself on the same page as your clients, but what extra benefits may you experience if you can communicate in their language?

This blog considers the benefits of talking the talk in your client’s native tongue.

20 December 2017

Three dominant people walk into a meeting room. They all know exactly how to get the job done and are equally vocal about what should be done while struggling to find a way to actually get any work done. They […]

30 July 2013

Only the other day someone still labelled Russia ‘the Wild East’ in a business meeting. The fear of ‘corruption demands’ and ‘strong-arm methods’ is deep rooted. But it’s the exception, not the rule.  Here are some of the things I have learned about doing business in Russia.

29 January 2013

Why do different cultures clash from time to time? It’s all a matter of PERCEPTION. It’s not about what you are like. It’s what I think you are like. The problem is that this perception is probably historical and not up to date. It is only a collection of perpetuated stereotypes which might, to some extent be accurate en-masse, but they almost always fail to capture the truth when it comes down to the individual. Our cross-cultural training was designed to take into account cultural idiosyncrasies without perpetuating cultural stereotypes.

11 January 2013

In the third of this series on international communication, Barry Tomalin, Author of ‘The World’s Business Cultures and How to Unlock Them’ (Thorogood 2010) and our lead consultant on all things ‘cross-cultural’, offers us an insight into a little tool he has used to record many of the memories of more than 30 years working and travelling in more than 60 countries.

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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