About This Week’s GuestAnna Maria Darmanin

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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”.
  3. Respect the differences you face when communicating interculturally.

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