“I’m not sure if I can do business with them!”
In the highly competitive international business environment of modern China, we often hear people say, “I’m not sure if I can do business with them!” or “I can’t understand what they are doing or saying.” These issues are not only problems of language, but also of communication. At GPN, we will help you address these issues.
Why is Communication an Important Skill?
Effective communication will always have a positive impact on your credibility, productivity, and leadership. Communication skills will also give you an edge in negotiation success. As reflected in the “smoke while praying” versus “pray while smoking” story below, any attempted negotiation runs the risk of failure if the message is not transmitted in an intelligent and strategic way. At GPN, we will provide you with that much needed communicative advantage. We provide communication consultation in three main areas:
Communication for social and other purposes
“Smoke While Praying” Vs. “Pray While Smoking”
Two friends are walking to a religious service. The first friend wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying. The second friend says, “Why don’t you ask the priest?” So the first friend goes up to the priest and asks, “Father, may I smoke while I pray?” The priest replies, “Oh no, my son, you should not! That is disrespectful to God. That is sinful and outrageous.” He goes back to his friend and tells him what the priest advised. His friend says, “I am not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try.” And so the second friend goes up to the priest and asks, “Father, may I pray while I smoke?” To which the priest happily replies, “Absolutely, my son! Absolutely! You can always pray whenever and wherever you want to.
Source: Jha, 2010 (in Danarson, 2015:181)
Specialized & Personalized Assistance (SPA)
If the truth were self-evident, eloquence would be unnecessary
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
One key of our approach to communication assistance is focused on speech delivery in a variety of different settings, be it public or private.
Winston S. Churchill, former British Prime Minister once said, “A good speech should be like a woman's skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” That being the case, it is important to know that only an experienced and talented speaker will help you create and maintain interest in your prospective audience.
Through GPN’s consulting services, you will become a confident speaker as well as an efficient communicator in today’s fierce and intimidating business environment. Check out the sample list of topics for some of the specialized and personalized assistance GPN offers in oral and written English, Chinese or French:
Business presentations. Speeches for project kick-off, project completion; communicating company milestones; dealing with angry customers, company development; company crises, deals and MOU signing; company visits; company celebrations; etc.
Political speeches. Inaugural addresses; speeches for candidacy announcements, campaign openings, election victories; concession speeches; acceptance speeches, public apologies, launches of policy implementation; press conference statements; speeches for press briefings, resignation speeches, speeches for transfer of power, etc. [For this, we work with some well-known subcontractors and practitioners in the U.S. and Europe]
Speeches for social occasions and events. Speeches for birthday celebrations, engagement parties, wedding ceremonies, graduation, commencement speeches, professional achievements, retirements, farewells, eulogies, etc. We also help those in need of “Kabary Malagasy” in various forms, themes or topics.
Business reports, conference materials, announcements, promotional ad and advertising items, press releases, political campaign messages and slogans, etc.
Other Communication Services Offered
GPN’s assistance in communication also provides:
Techniques for chairing and participating in meetings
Also, under its SPA, GPN designs, builds and maintains:
Website with multi-language support.
Other social media platforms (e.g. WeChat, Facebook, LinkedIn).
In addition to Specialized and Personalized Assistance, we offer some Professional Language & Communication Training (PLCT), which can be included in what we call a ‘Full Package of Consulting Services,’ (FPCS) or as a separate ‘Single Package of Consulting Services’ (SPCS). PLCT takes into account the use of the target language while reaping the maximum yield of rewards and gratification through careful attention to different human interaction factors such as cultural values, emotional intelligence, and reactions with micro-expressions (facial expression and body language).
How to order the service
A service order can be filed as follows: For example, if you are interested in “making speeches for a company visit in China” and that you want GPN to help you with your speech, your first contact will provide you with the following information:
Area/ Specialization of Interest(s)
Time allocated for training
Number of Participants
Location for Training Seminar
Speech for a Company Visit (in China)
Meeting room with a projector (for PPT Video equipment) and speakers
GPN office/ Our office, 2 hours drive from GPN office/ Wuhan
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