If you’ve ever spoken to an audience of a different culture you know how difficult it can sometimes be to make a good connection.
Jason and Cindy welcome Natsuyo Lipschutz, a cross-cultural communications expert who explains how to be both understood and respected by Asian audiences, particularly Japanese.
They discuss the differences between high-context and low-context cultures, plus the importance of body language and reading your audience before you get on stage. Natsuyo also talks about her own speaking career including co-hosting a challenging event with a well known Japanese announcer. She also describes how competitive dancing has improved her skills as a speaker.
Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Natsuyo began her career at a top Japanese trading company in New York. She then received her MBA degree from New York University, and held a position as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Today she is the managing principal of her own strategy consulting firm, ASPIRE Intelligence, and executive consultant of a global public speaking consultancy, Breakthrough Speaking.
Natsuyo is a Global Leadership and Cross-Cultural Communications strategist. She equips global leaders with advanced cross-cultural communication skills to improve team dynamics by bridging the cultural gap and leveraging diversity.
Finally, Cindy gives us an update on the Speaker Stardom Booking Agency as well as her new membership site that features expert videos, monthly challenges and a Facebook forum that allows you to get direct feedback from Cindy.
You can check it out at: http://speakerstardom.com/join
And, as added bonus… after the closing music, we have more than a minute worth of hilarious bloopers from the show.