ERIC Number: ED260400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Nonverbal Elements of International Business Communication.
Waltman, John L.
Because proficiency in nonverbal communication is as important in international business communication as it is in one's own culture, temporary residents need to learn how to improve communication. This paper explores several ways business communication specialists can help improve sojourners' nonverbal fluency for specific cultures. Temporary residents can become more skilled at handling nonverbal messages developing a knowledge of media and culture as well as the ability to show empathy for others, to tolerate ambiguity without frustration, to show respect, and to take turns. Specific instruction in paralanguage, proxemics, kinesics, the use of time, and dress is also helpful. (EL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Professional Communication in the Modern World: Proceedings of the American Business Communication Association Southeast Convention (31st, Hammond, LA, April 5-7, 1984).