How to Use Effectively Nonverbal Communication When Relocating Overseas

  Spoken language is only 7% to 35% of communication. The majority of our feelings and intentions are sent through nonverbal communication. Moreover we tend to search for signals when verbal messages are unclear or ambiguous. Wordless messages or kinesics are the way we communicate by sending and receiving signals using body language, gestures, postures, proximity, haptics, and facial expressions. Some signals are consistent across cultures. To a certain degree this is good news; … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Culture Shock Effectively?

The Culture Shock Tool Kit - Unique Approach for Helping Expats Live International Experiences to the Fullest The Culture Shock Tool Kit was developed by Margarita Gokun Silver, Expatriate and Cross-Cultural Coach. Margarita was born in one country, holds a citizenship of another, and has been living in different countries for now almost 15 years. She considers herself a global nomad and a perpetual expatriate. When she thinks of the fact that for the first few years of her life she could … [Read more...]