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Listening and culture

Cultural differences include elements such as speakers' accents, the words they use, and assumptions about shared information or the roles of listeners and speakers in conversation.

Effective communicators understand that they grow up with cultural biases for and against certain modes of communication

Gender roles may impact how men and women engage in both listening and responding to what is being said

Prepare for your conversation and be sure to take time to process the words, context and examples offered while you listen

Ask questions to ensure your understanding

How do you listen in a cross culture conversation?

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