RSVP for Weekly Speak, Learn, Practice, Master (SLPM) Chinese Language & Cultural Interactive Meetups
For the rest of 2023, you can join weekly Chinese language and cultural Meetups to practice and develop a more effective persona for China.
- Practice key Chinese phrases in the proper cultural context
- Role play essential Guanxi rituals with real-time feedback
- Discover critical psychological factors at play in the Chinese arena
- Master perception management with Chinese counterparts
- 10:00am PST bi-weekly sessions starting on July 19, 2023
- 7:00pm PST bi-weekly sessions starting on July 26, 2023
Demonstrating flexibility and open-mindedness in China is challenging due to cultural differences and inadequate translations, so this interactive event is a must for anyone that wants to be perceived more positively by all Chinese stakeholders.
Learn the psychological rules of reciprocity and how to craft a persona that leads and inspires in China.
"A cultural dichotomy is just a contrast that lacks curiosity."
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Mandarin Savvy Immersion Workshops
1-hour interactive Chinese language and cultural experiences. Each session includes printable handout materials.
MS3: Speak Up With Chinese Employees
You might think leading Chinese employees is simple due to their respect for hierarchy, but this presumption needs to consider the hazards of interpreting Face-giving pantomimes literally, often mistakenly. While we appreciate their song and dance performance, we must purposefully orchestrate the final act.
As we develop an awareness of the importance of TONE, literally and figuratively, and how to sidestep cultural landmines hidden in our dichotomies, more productive communication patterns will emerge.
Still, we can accelerate the creation of a new reality with specific pointers regarding how we interact with local Chinese staff and direct reports.
Additionally, we will discuss Chinese work ethics in relation to their values and how it affects their behavior, both seen and unseen, known and unknown and where their priorities lie.
MS2: Language Up Your Mindset for China Business
They say language is the gateway into another culture, but what access does speaking Chinese grant you in China?
Due to China's Face-giving culture, speaking a little Chinese can open many doors to foreigners. That said, failing to understand how, when, and why to say things can close the windows of opportunity as quickly as they were opened, symbolic of China as a land of contradictions to many Westerners.
"Knowing how to speak Chinese doesn't mean you know what to say in Chinese," but knowing what to say works in any language.
This immersion workshop, given in Chinese and English, will present, dissect, and analyze key Chinese cultural dichotomies with the West, whose misunderstanding represents the root cause of most of our frustrations doing business in China, opening the door to deepening Guanxi, the Chinese version of good business relationships. With this foundation, doing what's appropriate in business situations in China will become second nature.
MS1: Tone Up Your Chinese Pinyin
Mandarin Chinese learners quickly discover the importance of Tones or Pinyin in learning to speak Chinese. Pinyin is the only way to represent the diacritics of Chinese characters. Still, the literal and figurative Tone of Chinese pronunciation completely alters its meaning to the listener. Correctly applying Tones is vital for getting answers, influencing behavior, and properly conveying intended meaning in the local cultural context.
This Chinese language workshop dissects fours ways to translate one common question (LITERAL DIRECT, LITERAL INDIRECT, COLLOQUIAL DIRECT, and COLLOQUIAL INDIRECT) to analyze how Chinese people feel based on different Tones and translations.
In the West, we talk about the importance of reading body language, but this is less important in Chinese culture due to its Face-giving nature. On the other hand, Tones should be given more attention by anyone who truly endeavors to communicate more effectively. Workshop attendees will leave with a new appreciation for incorporating Tones into their Chinese learning journey.