Recognizing and working with inductive/deductive communication styles – Nandini Bedi
Have you been in a situation where you asked your client or business partner or supplier a closed question for which you expected a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, but what you got in reply was a story? Many more words than you had counted on, and they weren’t answering your question. You could have felt like the speaker was taking you for a ride, or maybe you were confused and didn’t quite know what you should do or say to take the exchange to a fruitful end. In this presentation, I will introduce you to two different styles of communication and show how these are embedded in culture. I will also give you tips on how to recognize these styles and how to work with the one most unfamiliar to you.
About the presenter
Nandini Bedi teaches English, copyedits, gives intercultural trainings and posts on her blog taal-tale.com. Via her trainings, she builds a bridge between the Netherlands and India. She does this with reverence and humour. She has settled in Oegstgeest with her partner, flown-out-of-the-nest-but-visiting twin boys and live-in cat, Sher Khan. More about her is available on www.nandinibedi.com.