Speaker: Barbara Boldt
Topic: Networking for Success Across Cultures
Networking in Berlin may not be networking in Munich let alone Detroit. What we consider to be networking, what we expect to get out of it and how we go about it can vary a lot between cultures. In this 45 min. interactive session we will explore how networking varies between Germany and the US and practice some techniques for networking successfully in the US.
About the Speaker:
Barbara Boldt is an international facilitator and coach who specializes in preparing global managers to communicate and interact successfully in the complex and competitive world of global business. An American national, Barbara lived and worked in Europe for 19 years, 11 in Italy and eight in Switzerland.
Barbara has taught in both corporate and academic contexts in more than 15 countries and has interacted with managers and students from more than 35 countries. She has experience working with people from a variety of industries including banking, pharmaceutical, IT, automotive and engineering consultancy. She has designed and delivered courses on topics including International Presentation Skills, International Negotiation, Multicultural/Virtual Team Building, Global Leadership and Intercultural Communication & Competency.
Barbara’s gift is being able to hear what people, especially not native speakers of English, want and need to say in order to accomplish their business goals, and to help them to express that clearly, impactfully and professionally, no matter the situation.
Barbara holds a B.A. in Nutrition from the University of Iowa and a M.A. in International Relations from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.
Barbara’s Website: www.bbglobalcomm.com