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Author: Gayle Cotton Narrator: Soneela Nankani Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781490614120
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Differences are the spice of life! But cultural differences can also be the source of embarrassing gaffes and miscommunication for business and social travelers alike. No one wants to make a cross-cultural blunder-- especially one that could have consequences for crucial partnerships or even your entire organization. But when you seek to understand the origins of these cultural distinctions and develop strategies to cope with them, you'll find that you can navigate any culture-- whether virtually or in person-- with ease. Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere offers five simple guidelines to successful selling, negotiating, and managing multiculturally. It teaches how to be proactive, not reactive, in your cross-cultural communications and how to use simple rapport tools to build trust with cultures you work with or travel to. Discover interpersonal communication skills and virtual strategies that build strong relationships. Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere shares quick, accessible examples and clear guidelines about how to bridge cultural gaps, including strategies to: --Create proactive cross-cultural communication and avoid reactive communication --Manage preexisting cultural perceptions --Understand cultural sensitivities and avoid conflict --Build rapport in person, on the phone, and by e-mail --Understand how words, tonality, and body language vary with every culture --Increase self-awareness and adapt your style You'll also find a helpful collection of common business jargon that crosses cultures, cultural do's and taboos, and an entertaining collection of cultural bloopers from those who have stumbled before you. This step-by-step guide to cross-cultural business will help you build strong relationships, manage successfully-- and learn to enjoy and appreciate the cultural nuances that help to define all of us. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Whether for business or social relationships, this book is a must-read for anyone who communicates multiculturally. Read it, enjoy it, and do what it says!”

    Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

  • “A descriptive and useful guide for anyone doing business with, or traveling to different cultures. Gayle has addressed what everyone needs to know in order to effectively communicate across cultural borders.”

    Vince Poscente, New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Speed

  • “This is a perfect cross-cultural communication tool for anyone who does business globally. Gayle Cotton uses interesting and amusing examples to illustrate the hows and whys of effectively sharing messages with someone from another culture. Her naturally friendly writing style addresses delicate issues in a graceful way. Read this book and you’ll be ready to Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! ”

    Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow

  • “This is an excellent guide to being more effective and comfortable with different people from different cultures—essential for anyone who travels to other countries.”

    Brian Tracy, author of The 10 Disciplines of Exceptional Leadership

  • “I’ve been privileged to work in more than twenty-five countries during my career. Gayle’s book would have helped me learn vicariously—and a lot faster than what I had to learn from personal experience. Read the book well before your next need for cross-cultural communication—and then reread it. You’ll be glad that you did.”

    Bob Pike, CSP, CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, author of Creative Training Techniques Handbook and The Fun Minute Manager

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About the Author

Gayle Cotton, a National Emmy Award–winner, is a distinguished and highly sought-after speaker, trainer, and coach. Since 1995, she has been president of Circles of Excellence, an internationally recognized company for corporate training and executive coaching. She has worked with more than fifty Fortune 500 companies and developed business communication programs for the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and major international companies. She is a faculty resource for the Young Presidents’ Organization, World Presidents’ Organization, Chief Executives Organization, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization. She was the first American to be accepted as a member of the European Marketing and Sales Experts’ Organization and is a certified expert with the Executive Foundation for International Communication.

About the Narrator

Soneela Nankani, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a classically trained actress, voice-over artist, and singer who has had roles in film and on television. She has worked with the award-winning Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.