Body-language and nonverbal communication

To meet the strange in yourself

To meet the strange in yourself

If one understands training as: organized activity aimed at imparting information and / or instructions to improve the recipient´s performance or to help him or her to attain level of knowledge or skill, training just is a necessary step on the way to improve.

Intercultural training as preparing yourself for meeting people from another culture means most of all especially in the beginning nonverbal communication. As you cannot speak the language or understand what is meant between the lines you are just open with all your senses: Your eyes look and try to figure out what it´s all about. Often you see but don´t understand. Your ears listen to some kind of strange sound which you probably have never heard before. Your nose smells extraordinary strange, ……………………………enticing scent or odor. Your muscles let you feel some astonishing tenses because you do not really sense how to move. And your skin sweats remarkably and you probably wish to be somewhere else or that nobody would see this.

To step into another culture maybe feels like everybody looks on you though people just live their own live and even don´t regard you. Or smile at you or just address you with words which sound like secrets or miracles. And they do in a way as they always do. Not because you are there.

So intercultural training can support you to get familiar with yourself, with your way of sensing yourself and the other. In order to find out what is so strange in yourself.

 

3 comments
  1. Patrick says: 07.05.201215:46

    Hey Ulrich,
    this is really awesome !

  2. Wentian Li says: 09.05.201217:09

    Last year I came to Germany. I have already experienced the intercultural issues. So I think the intercultural training is necessary.

  3. Wentian Li says: 09.05.201217:11

    This picture is interesting!:-)

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