Laying the Foundations for International Conference Success

Laying the Foundations for International Conference Success

In this episode, Tom reflects on a recent conference he spoke at and shares some examples of how we can overcome unconscious bias when interacting with people from different cultures.

Laying the Foundations for International Conference Success

  • A handshake demonstrates trust, respect, and sincerity.
  • When interacting with people from different cultures, always be mindful of your unconscious biases. Look for evidence to support your bias.
  • Be conscious of the different communication styles. One of the biggest values of being in a conference is meeting new people and building relationships. Those two things rely heavily on being able to communicate well.
  • Always think about how you can challenge your biases to make the most out of the conference.

Today’s Take-away

    • What are some of your biases whenever you attend a conference? 
    • How do you meet and interact with people? What are some of their reactions?
    • How do you challenge your biases to make the most out of the conference?

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