Failure to Communicate: The Top 5 Reasons for Miscommunication across Cultures and Genders

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 01:00
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Differences in how men and women communicate, and how people across cultures communicate, can have a powerful influence on a lawyer’s professional and personal life. No single prototype applies to all members of a specific culture or gender, however there are proven, observable traits that tend to be more common in one gender than another, and that are recurring causes of misunderstanding between cultures. In workplaces, these differences can affect judgments of competence and confidence, levels of trust, who gets credit (or blame), and what gets done. In courtrooms and boardrooms, the same differences can inadvertently prevent you from obtaining buy-in on proposals, or working effectively with clients, other parties, opposing counsel, and judges and court staff. But it doesn’t have to be that way!Invest 90 short minutes with lawyer and acclaimed conflict resolution expert Nina Meierding and learn practical, customizable strategies to communicate more effectively. Drawing on current gender and culture research, and her own experience in conducting over 4,000 mediations, Nina will share her top five reasons for miscommunication, and strategies for how you can overcome them in your practice and in your personal life. You’ll leave with specific skills to avoid future misunderstandings, and fresh, new ideas for improving your own personal communication style.

Live webinar with chat includes 30 day replay.This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.