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Lunchtime Learning: International Business Communication

  • Republic Of Work 12 South Mall Street Cork, County Cork Ireland (map)

Avoid communication breakdown and nurture your international business relationships

AllTalk Training and CulturePro have teamed up to offer you a unique insight into cross-cultural communication. Discover how you can communicate more effectively with non-native English speakers and get expert advice on how to respond appropriately in various business-related situations with clients, colleagues and business partners from different cultural backgrounds. You will discover the crucial role you, as a native speaker of English, play in ensuring smooth work processes and long-lasting international business relationships.

This is a must for anyone who works closely with clients, colleagues or partners who have different linguistic and cultural backgrounds to your own.

Dr Marie Therese Shortt of CulturePro – Bio

Marie Therese Shortt is a Norwegian-Irish visual communicator specialised in the area of cross-cultural behavioural differences. She is the founder of CulturePro, a Cork based company focused on helping culturally diverse teams and companies improve their communication and intercultural intelligence – through workshops, lectures and online training tools.

Marie Therese’s curiosity and interest in cross-cultural communication started from childhood, during which she instinctively found ways to navigate differences across her own two cultures – Norwegian and Irish. This curiosity grew further through her travels around the world and from living in Norway, England, the Netherlands, and Ireland, and eventually led her to focus her PhD research on how to systematically visualise and communicate these differences. She has been invited to share her research at a number of international conferences in the UK, France, Ireland and Germany, including at the UNESCO Digital Heritage International Congress and TEDx Hamburg. She founded CulturePro in 2017.


Twitter: @_CulturePro | @shorttdesign


Brigid Farrell of AllTalk Training- Bio

Brigid holds a degree in language and cultural studies from University College Cork and a Cambridge certificate in English language training. She has been training professionals in various industries in English for over 6 years and runs her own online language training business, AllTalk Training.

Having spent time working with professionals in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Brazil, Brigid has seen that we, native speakers of English, can do much more to prevent costly cases of miscommunication in the international business world.

Therefore, as well as helping her non-native English-speaking clients to communicate clearly through English, Brigid also specialises in training those working with international teams and clients to communicate their message better to save them time and money, but also to build strong international business relationships.




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