If you a manager, leader or executive, and you have ESL (English as a Second Language), you may need my help. If you have immigrated to the Toronto area, or you are working here for a while, you may have noticed that we ‘do things differently’ here than what you had read in books.
Culture affects communication in a big big way. How we Torontonians/Canadians/North Americans use slang and cultural references even in our formal speeches can throw off a lot of people not born here. How we use our rhythm and volume of our voice while speaking can be very different from your home country. It might even seem ‘too excited’ or ‘rude’!
Body language is a huge deal here. How you move your arms and hands while at a meeting or giving a presentation can dramatically affect how you are perceived. Are you seen as trustworthy? Sincere? Confident? Or are you viewed as weak, gentle, too humble, or aloof (uncaring)?
If you are concerned about how you sound and present yourself at your job and in your career please connect with me for a free consultation in Toronto. It is not too late to get some very valuable coaching from someone who knows both your culture and ours. 🙂