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Unformatted text preview: I N T ER NAT IONAL CO M M U N ICAT IONS Cultural Differences By Alondra Garcia The marvel of technology has changed communications in that we are seeing and emphasis increased on the international dimension. Because of the ease with which we can communicate with other people from around the globe, i t is becoming increasingly i mportant that we learn about communications differences within a variety of cultures. Cultural differences vary considerably the world. The way we walk, smile, or use our hands can convey different meanings to particular cultures. A smile, for example, is used in our culture to convey friendliness; yet, in another culture it may be a sign of weakness. T ime as a Cultu ral Difference. We look at t ime as an element that must be planned carefully; yet others may have a much more relaxed view of t ime. To someone, it is considered appropriate to be late because it shows that one is a busy person. T ime as a Cultu ral Difference. We prefer from two to three feet between ourselves and t hose with whom we communicate. People from some cultures, however, prefer to stand closer when speaking. ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2010 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Palomar.
- Spring '08