About This Week’s Guest
Anna Maria Darmanin
Anna Maria is an entrepreneur, a policy adviser, a sailor, a University lecturer where she teaches Intercultural Communication.
A Maltese, who lives in different places at different times of the year: Belgium, Canary Islands, Sicily, and Malta.
Her three tips to become more culturally competent are:
- Listen, listen, listen; and this is more than hearing. What is the other saying? Do you truly understand what the other actually means? If not, ask.
- Be more aware of your own culture. Your own culture colours how you see the others. As the Chinese saying goes: “When you and I look at the same river, we both see a different one”.
- Respect the differences you face when communicating interculturally.
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