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Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up to the exciting three-ring circus of communication styles! No matter where we live or what we do, we deal with people using a wide variety of communication styles every day. At work, in the marketplace and at home, diverse communication styles present opportunities for growth on the one hand, and misunderstanding on the other. Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles is an important breakthrough for managers, team leaders, community leaders, educators, trainers and facilitators as they work with individuals and teams to overcome frustration, prevent mistakes and save time and money. World-class intercultural trainers and educators share their strategies, techniques and-most importantly-their tools for taking advantage of diversity in the modern world. Communication Highwire offers the following: - Twenty-six powerful activities, ready to go with a minimum of prep work. - The debut of the Five-Factor Model (Context, Goals, Values, Self-Concept and Communication Style Repertoire), presented in an easy-to-use star chart. - Dozens of examples that make concepts real and applicable. So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy and jump on the communication highwire today!
Contents Introduction Section I: Introduction to Communication Style 1 What is Communication Style? 2 Benefits of Communication Style Fluency Section II: The Motivators of Communication Style 3 Factors Affecting Communication Style 4 How the Five Factors Interact 5 Practicing Star Chart Analysis Section III: Communication Style Behaviors 6 Finding the Differences That Make a Difference 7 Leveraging Communication Style Differences Section IV: Next Steps 8 Using the Factors and Descriptors 9 More Activities Appendix: Tracing the Heritage of Communication Styles References Summery of Key References by Topic Other Tools Activities and Stories Index
Dianne Hofner Saphiere is founder of Nipporica Associates LLC and has been active in the field of intercultural training and consulting since 1979. She is American-born, lives in Mexico, spent twelve years in Japan and also lived in Spain. Dianne has worked with people from over 100 nations. Her client list includes ABB, Continental Airlines, Hyundai-Kia, Microsoft, Mitsui, Royal Dutch Shell and Texas Instruments, among many others. Basma Ibrahim DeVries, PhD, is associate professor of communication studies at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, where she specializes in teaching intercultural, interpersonal and theory and research communication courses, facilitating campus-wide intercultural/diversity sessions and integrating service-learning into the curriculum. Basma regularly presents at academic and intercultural training conferences, has won faculty development grants for her work every year since 2001 and, in 2007, was the recipient of the annual Concordia University Faculty Award for Service Learning. Basma is Egyptian-American and has spent much time traveling and living in Egypt, Europe and the U.S. and leading annual student travel and service-learning groups to Egypt, Mexico and Russia. In addition to teaching, Basma trains and consults on intercultural topics with corporate, educational and community clients and facilitates workshops, simulation activities and sessions on a variety of communication topics. Throughout 2009, Basma was a featured speaker on Egypt in the 21st Century for the Foreign Policy Institute's Great Decisions series. Basma recently completed a five-year term on the national board of SIETAR-USA (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), is chair of SIETAR-USA's Oral History Project Committee, is founder and coordinator of SIETAR_Minnesota and is a member of the Egyptian American Society, NCA (National Communication Association) and several other professional and cultural organizations. Dianne is a frequent author, and created the Cultural Detective©, a dynamic series of intercultural effectiveness tools. She coauthored Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles with Barbara Kappler Mikk and Basma Ibrahim DeVries (published by Intercultural Press). Her other works include the seminal Ecotonos: A Simulation of Multicultural Collaboration, now issued in its 15th anniversary packaging; Redundanc°a: A Foreign Language Simulation; Shinrai: Building Trusting Relationships with Japanese Colleagues; Doing Business with Japanese, DIVERSOPHY and contributions to International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Global Competence: 50 Training Activities for Succeeding in International Business, The Training and Performance Sourcebook, and The Pfeiffer Annual. She has been on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication since 1990. She holds an MS in organization and human resource development and a BA in international studies. www.culturaldetective.com and www.commhighwire.com www.facebook.com/search/?post_form_id=d4edc2d48bfd67a3ec5d313b0a9e9257&q=Basma+Ibrahim+DeVries+&init=quick&ref=search_loaded#!/profile.php?id=516272273&ref=search&sid=k2j_A62_OTkvpdKSW_gKbg.344245536..1 www.linkedin.com/pub/basma-ibrahim-devries/4/b27/b38 and http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/ecotonos http://mx.linkedin.com/in/diannesaphiere www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=89814 Intercultural Insights, group of professional interculturalists - http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/interculturalinsights www.facebook.com/pages/Cultural-Detective/62448236992?ref=ts
"The book is full of engaging, highly readable examples, discussion prompts, and skills activities, which take the reader well beyond the obvious and the 'common sense' of communication theory." - Piper McNulty, De Anza College