Why Travel Matters with Craig Storti
About This Week’s Guests
He is director of Communicating Across Cultures and the author of eight books in the field of intercultural communications, including his latest book Why Travel Matters.
He trains and consults with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the military, and academic institutions.
“For Indians to say ‘No’ is seen as very rough. An alternative would be to say ‘Yes’.”
His tips on becoming more culturally competent are:
- Listen more than you speak and ask a lot of questions when something is unclear to you.
- Don’t assume you understand what is going on. Again, ask.
- Always assume the goodwill of the other person. They are not there to screw you.
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