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Cross Cultural Communication

5 Keys to Successful
Cross-Cultural Communication!

Business Etiqutte
Executive Coaching

Global Business Etiquette: Cultural Clues, Do's and Taboos!

Intropersonal Communication
Custom Training

Interpersonal Communications: Is What You Say What You Mean?

Corporate Training

The Art of Successful Presentation Skills: It’s Beyond Words…

Stress Management
Executive Coaching

Time Mastery & Stress Management: 1440 Minutes…Use It or Lose It!

Gayle's Story
Custom Training

Gayle’s Story: 3 Strikes! Awareness
Is the Very First Step...

Topics for Keynote Speaker
Gayle Cotton

Gayle is author of the bestselling book, ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’. She is among the best of motivational speakers for conferences and events and is sure to please any audience!

Gayle’s keynote presentations range from 30 minutes up to 1 hour and are audience interactive. She is happy to customize her presentations for a special venue so just ask! Longer presentations, seminars, and virtual presentations are also available.

Gayle offers virtual webinars, virtual presentations, and virtual leadership coaching for any of her programs! Her office setting is very professional, and she has high-quality equipment to broadcast her virtual presentations.

Need a topic customized for a special event or venue? Just ask!
Customized Topics
Gayle travels world-wide from Our Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. She is happy to customize any of her topics on Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural Communication, Diversity Training, Effective Communication, Intercultural Communication, International business, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership Coaching, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Sales Strategies, Stress Management, Team Building, Time Management, and Win-win Negotiations. One of the best motivational speakers and keynote speakers, she’s also an executive business coach for public speakers.
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SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication

TOPIC LENGTH

30-90 Minutes (Customization and Virtual Presentations are available)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION

This lively and interactive topic is based on Gayle Cotton’s Bestselling Book, ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’. Differences are the spice of life! But cultural differences can also be the source of embarrassing blunders and miscommunication in the workplace, and for business or social travelers alike. We must manage preexisting cultural expectations, understand cultural sensitivities, avoid conflict, and sidestep offending someone due to cultural differences — albeit unintentional. The strength of any multicultural relationship depends entirely on the ability to effectively communicate, and to build trust and rapport in person, on the phone, or by email. To do this, we need to understand how words, tonality, and body language vary with every culture. This presentation will increase your self-awareness, help you adapt your style, and enable you to be proactive in multi-cultural relationships. Its Gayle’s most requested topic, and has lots of humor and take-home value!

Key One: Create Proactive Communication and Avoid Reactive Communication
Key Two: Rapport Secrets to Bridge the Cultural Gap
Key Three: Organize Productive Interactions
Key Four: Strategies for Relationships
Key Five: Success Leaves Clues… Do’s & Taboos

Contact keynote speaker and international business expert, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your conference on the topic Say Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication which focuses on effective communication, interpersonal communication, body language, cross-cultural communication, cultural diversity, and intercultural communication!

Need a topic customized for a special event or venue? Just ask!

Gayle offers virtual workshops, virtual presentations, and virtual leadership coaching for any of her programs! Her office setting is very professional, and she has high-quality equipment to broadcast her virtual presentations.

Feel free to contact us to discuss the virtual options for her listed programs. With advance notice, she’ll be happy to customize a presentation specifically for your company, conference, or meeting venue!

Global Business Etiquette: Cultural Clues, Do's and Taboos

TOPIC LENGTH

30-90 Minutes (Customization and Virtual Presentations are available)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION

Explore the ‘Cultural Clues’ for developing successful relationships in today’s global business and social environment. Avoid those all too embarrassing ‘Faux Pas’, and learn to bridge the cultural gap in any culture.Understand the ‘Do’s &Taboos’ for Europe, Asia/ Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East. This is a lively, interactive presentation that will take you on a brief journey around the world to learn what everyone needs to know about ‘Global Business Etiquette’. Gayle highlights examples and blunders that often border on hilarity. The topic has tremendous take-home value, so have fun and enjoy the trip!

Multi-Cultural Communication:Is What You Say What You Mean?
Email Etiquette: How ‘Intimate’ Is Your Email?”
Cultural Clues: ‘Do’s & Taboos’ for Global Business Etiquette
Paradoxes of the English Language: How Can a Wise Guy and a Wise Man be Opposites?
Cultural Bloopers! The Humorous ‘Faux Pas’

Contact keynote speaker and international business expert, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your conference on the topic Global Business Etiquette – Cultural Clues and Taboos which focuses on effective communication, interpersonal communication, body language, cross cultural communication, cultural diversity, and intercultural communication!

Need a topic customized for a special event or venue? Just ask!

Gayle offers virtual workshops, virtual presentations, and virtual leadership coaching for any of her programs! Her office setting is very professional, and she has high-quality equipment to broadcast her virtual presentations.

Feel free to contact us to discuss the virtual options for her listed programs. With advance notice, she’ll be happy to customize a presentation specifically for your company, conference, or meeting venue!

Interpersonal Communications: Is What You Say What You Mean?

TOPIC LENGTH

30-90 Minutes (Customization and Virtual Presentations are available)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION

Take a look at the comical challenges we all have with the words we use in our interpersonal communications. Add a little tonality and body language, and it’s no wonder we have communication mishaps! “The meaning of your communication is evident by the response you get.” Learn the necessary ‘people-reading-skills to become pro-active rather than reactive in the communication process. Maximize effective communication and minimize miscommunication. This lively, interactive topic creates the ‘open channels’ necessary to improve communication in person, on the phone, and by email. Learn the‘rapport secrets’ to enable you to establish more comfortable and productive business or personal relationships. Gayle’s insightful and energetic approach will help you improve your communication in all facets of your life.

Improve Your Interpersonal Communications: Use Effective Words, Tonality and Body Language
Become a ‘People-Reader’: Be Pro-active Not Reactive in Your Communication
Rapport Secrets… Create Comfortable, Productive Business and Personal Relationships

Contact keynote speaker and international business expert, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your conference on the topic Interpersonal Communication – Is What You Say What You Mean? which focuses on effective communication, body language, cross cultural communication, cultural diversity, and intercultural communication!

Need a topic customized for a special event or venue? Just ask!

Gayle offers virtual workshops, virtual presentations, and virtual leadership coaching for any of her programs! Her office setting is very professional, and she has high-quality equipment to broadcast her virtual presentations.

Feel free to contact us to discuss the virtual options for her listed programs. With advance notice, she’ll be happy to customize a presentation specifically for your company, conference, or meeting venue!

The Art of Successful Presentation Skills: It's Beyond Words

TOPIC LENGTH

30-90 Minutes (Customization and Virtual Presentations are available)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION

Could you use a little polish in your presentation or a little finesse in your style? Whether you make presentations for meetings, small groups, or from a podium for multitudes, this interactive topic is designed for you. Making successful presentations is an art,and one that’s not easily achieved! Excellent presentations are 90% preparation and 10% presentation. Learn to create the most effective type of presentation for your audience. Incorporate some high-level tips to enhance your audience rapport, including with multi-cultural audiences. Prepare effective openings, transitions, and closings. Develop the necessary skills for delivery with visuals. Last, but not least, enhance your physical presentation style with your voice dynamics and body language. This topic has lots of interaction for great take-home value!

Confidently Create Audience Rapport:With Audiences of Any Size and Type… Including Multi-Cultural Audiences
Prepare Better Presentations: Use Creative Visualization Techniques, and have Effective Openings, Transitions, and Closings
Enhance Your Physical Presentation Style: Overcome Fear, Breathe Properly, and Use Effective Tonality, Inflection, Gestures, and Body Language

Contact keynote speaker and international business expert, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your conference on the topic The Art Of Presentation Skills – It’s Beyond Words! One of the best motivational public speakers, she’s an expert on body language, public speaking, and an executive business coach for public speakers

Need a topic customized for a special event or venue? Just ask!

Gayle offers virtual workshops, virtual presentations, and virtual leadership coaching for any of her programs! Her office setting is very professional, and she has high-quality equipment to broadcast her virtual presentations.

Feel free to contact us to discuss the virtual options for her listed programs. With advance notice, she’ll be happy to customize a presentation specifically for your company, conference, or meeting venue!

Time Mastery & Stress Management: 1440 Minutes... Use It Or Lose It!

TOPIC LENGTH

30-90 Minutes (Customization and Virtual Presentations are available)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION

Time is like a bank, but who manages the ‘Time Bank’? Is it you, or is it time? Everyone gets the same 60 seconds a minute, 60 minutes an hour, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. Every morning we are credited with 480 minutes in an 8-hour work day, and 1,440 minutes every 24 hours. Each night what we don’t invest in good purpose is written off as a loss! How can we hope to gain effectiveness in managing ourselves and our precious credit of daily minutes? Time Mastery & Stress Management will help you better understand your habits of self-management, and develop strategies to maximize time and minimize stress. This lively, interactive topic can make the difference between being in the red or the black of the time bank… and your health. . Are you ‘in time’, ‘on time,’ or ‘out of time’?

Awareness Is the First Step: Who Is Robbing Your Time Bank?
Time Mastery: Are You the Master of Time, or Is Time the Master of You?
Develop Strategies: To Organize, Plan, Minimize, and Eliminate
Stress Management: Maximize Healthy Stress and Minimize Unhealthy Stress
Top 20 Tips: For Time Mastery and Stress Management

Contact keynote speaker and international business expert, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your conference on the topic Time Mastery and Stress Management – 1440 Minutes… Use it or Lose it! to help you with time management and stress management. One of the best motivational public speakers, and she’s also an executive business coach!

Need a topic customized for a special event or venue? Just ask!

Gayle offers virtual workshops, virtual presentations, and virtual leadership coaching for any of her programs! Her office setting is very professional, and she has high-quality equipment to broadcast her virtual presentations.

Feel free to contact us to discuss the virtual options for her listed programs. With advance notice, she’ll be happy to customize a presentation specifically for your company, conference, or meeting venue!

Gayle's Story: 3 Strikes! Awareness Is the First Step...

TOPIC LENGTH

30-90 Minutes (Customization and Virtual Presentations are available)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION

In the early nineties, Gayle began her career working as a Corporate Trainer for multi-national companies and organizations in Switzerland. She was an expert in Cross-Cultural Education, but she quickly discovered that she had 3 strikes against her — she was American, female, and blonde! And after all… what do Americans know about different cultures? Being female, she also found out that the ‘Dumb Blonde Jokes’ were global! Nevertheless, Gayle adapted and became very successful working internationally. Later in the nineties, she incorporated Circles Of Excellence Inc. in Dallas TX. Recently married to a Frenchman, she used her married name, Gayle Cotton-Delpierre. That name wasn’t easy to pronounce, so she rapidly became known as Gayle Cotton Del Prairie! Adapting once again, Gayle decided to use ‘Cotton’ as her professional name which she found worked well. Gayle’s story is inspirational, full of humor, humility, and hope for anyone living or working in different cultures.

How Many Strikes Are Against You? Awareness Is the First step!
Becoming the Librarian: Adapting for Where You Are
Understanding the Cultural Layer Cake: How Many Layers Are in Your Cake?
Going Beyond the Strikes: Question to Ask
Adapting Your Style: Success Leaves Clues!

Contact keynote speaker and international business expert, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your conference on the topic 3 Strikes! Awareness Is the First Step which focuses on Cross Cultural Communication, effective communication, interpersonal communication, body language, cultural sensitivity, and intercultural communication!

Need a topic customized for a special event or venue? Just ask!

Gayle offers virtual workshops, virtual presentations, and virtual leadership coaching for any of her programs! Her office setting is very professional, and she has high-quality equipment to broadcast her virtual presentations.

Feel free to contract us to discuss the virtual options for her listed programs. With advance notice, she’ll be happy to customize a presentation specifically for your company, conference, or meeting venue!

Our Training Programs, Workshops, Leadership Coaching, and Keynote Speaker Presentations are available virtually or by webinar.

Customized Topics
Feel free to contract us to discuss the virtual options. With advance notice, we are happy to customize our topics for your company, conference, or meeting venue.
Best Selling Book
Read Gayle Cotton’s Bestselling Cross-Cultural Communication Book, ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’

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