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amsall
Saint-Louis, Senegal
The Cross-cultural connector, Cross-cultural Communication Strategist, runs "Delta Safari International" Tour Operator
Interests: Travel & Tourism, Cross-cultural Communication, Translation/Localization, Language(s), Marketing, Social Media, Personal Development, Culture(s)
Recent Activity
The once-great Finnish cell-phone giant Nokia (NOK) is now undergoing one of the most spectacular implosions in the history of business. via www.businessinsider.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 15, 2012 at amsall's blog
Canada- North America via customwritingtips.com Continue reading
Reblogged May 27, 2012 at amsall's blog
(Reuters) - Senegal's Macky Sall claimed victory on Monday in a hotly contended presidential election over incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, who quickly conceded defeat in a move that could bolster the West African state's democratic credentials. Thousands of residents of the capital Dakar poured onto the streets overnight, honking car horns,... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 31, 2012 at amsall's blog
(Reuters) - Senegal's Macky Sall claimed victory on Monday in a hotly contended presidential election over incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, who quickly conceded defeat in a move that could bolster the West African state's democratic credentials. Thousands of residents of the capital Dakar poured onto the streets overnight, honking car horns,... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 31, 2012 at amsall's blog
1. Cross-Cultural Training to Improve Intercultural Understanding and Communication Kenneth Cushner, Ed. D. Kent State University U. S. A. via www.slideserve.com Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2012 at amsall's blog
Languages like Chinese and Spanish have grown considerably on the web (see infograph) and Internet users in foreign markets prefer to conduct searches in their own language. In order to tap into foreign search markets, companies need to provide a multilingual website that covers the languages of the targeted markets.... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 15, 2012 at amsall's blog
The methodology behind this list of startups had two simple directives. First, the startup had to have African roots and secondly it had to be brilliant. More specifically, we were looking for that type of brilliance that exudes intelligence, talent, quality or simply, something fresh. Of course brilliance, like most... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 11, 2012 at amsall's blog
“Salaam aleikoum.” - “Maleikoum salaam.” “Na ga def?” (How are you?) - “Magni fi rekk.” (All’s well) “Ah! Déega Olof?” (You understand Wolof?) - “Waaw, tuti rekk.” (Yes, just a little) Admittedly, my Wolof is rudimentary and does need improvement. But gone are the days when a flawlessly exercised greeting... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 11, 2012 at amsall's blog
“Isn’t India in North America?” a classmate asked in the seventh grade. I, along with the students around her, was completely dumbfounded. This is typical of the results you’ll see in an education system with no global focus. Yes, this may be an extreme example, but nonetheless it is a... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 10, 2012 at amsall's blog
THERE is no extent to the various kind of employment local youths are establishing right here, based on their cultural skills and knowhow. In the case of Cultural Educator Johnny Ngomeley, his work took him to Australia, where he managed to make certain advancements in his belief that there is... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 5, 2012 at amsall's blog
These days, many organizations are providing cultural awareness training for their employees. If you have recently moved to the United States, is your company helping you develop the skills that you need to be an effective communicator in the United States? Improving our cultural awareness can prevent a lot of... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 1, 2012 at amsall's blog
HER $3 billion fortune makes Oprah Winfrey the wealthiest black person in America, a position she has held for years. But she is no longer the richest black person in the world. That honour now goes to Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian cement king. Critics grumble that he is too close... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 25, 2012 at amsall's blog
The “language of business” is based around the common denominator of currency. Business decisions are made on whether that currency will make you more currency, cover your expenses and leave enough for expansion. But in today’s atmosphere of global trade, the language of business has become a literal term. As... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 24, 2012 at amsall's blog
If you're like me, you like to find stimulating and thought provoking content online beyond the obvious and often recommended small group. People who ask questions differently, or maybe from a new domain and subject matter. via www.conversationagent.com Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 23, 2012 at amsall's blog
The word "culture" stems from a Latin root that means the tilling of the soil, like in agriculture. In many modern languages the word is used in a figurative sense, with two meanings: The first, most common, meaning is "civilization", including education, manners, arts and crafts and their products. It... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2012 at amsall's blog
When people hear I spent a summer teaching English in Thailand, they often assume I speak fluent Thai. The truth is, you don't need to be fluent in the local language to teach English abroad. I'm not saying that it doesn't help, however, it isn't necessarily required, as the goal... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2012 at amsall's blog
KEBEMER, Senegal (AP) — The question dogging the president of this nation as he tries to convince his country to vote for him one last time can be traced to this town enveloped in sand. It's here inside a house with a goat tethered outside that President Abdoulaye Wade was... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 19, 2012 at amsall's blog
It’s pretty exciting when a product makes the leap and goes global. With more than 73 percent of Internet users searching the web in a language other than English, the jump into the global unknown can certainly reap plenty of dollars. Yet, international websites are a serious game and require... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 18, 2012 at amsall's blog
What is culture? The word "culture" stems from a Latin root that means the tilling of the soil, like in agriculture. In many modern languages the word is used in a figurative sense, with two meanings: The first, most common, meaning is "civilization", including education, manners, arts and crafts and... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 14, 2012 at amsall's blog
Business is about establishing a rapport and level of communication quickly and effectively. One common stumbling block those in business face is having a lack of cultural awareness. Whether it is confusion concerning whether you bow or extend a hand, or whether cleaning your plate at a corporate lunch is... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 13, 2012 at amsall's blog
When I was a college kid backpacking through Europe, my European fellow travelers were aghast that so few Americans held a passport, while passports were virtually de rigueur for citizens across the pond. “What are Americans afraid of?” one even asked me. via thecrossculturalconnector.com Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 12, 2012 at amsall's blog
When I was a college kid backpacking through Europe, my European fellow travelers were aghast that so few Americans held a passport, while passports were virtually de rigueur for citizens across the pond. “What are Americans afraid of?” one even asked me. via thecrossculturalconnector.com Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 12, 2012 at amsall's blog
Thanks to all of you who have been following our last 200 blog articles where we have explored different subjects in the world of culture and communication skills training. via blog.communicaid.com Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 12, 2012 at amsall's blog
CARDINAL MEZZOFANTI of Bologna was a secular saint. Though he never performed the kind of miracle needed to be officially canonised, his power was close to unearthly. Mezzofanti was said to speak 72 languages. Or 50. Or to have fully mastered 30. No one was certain of the true figure,... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 7, 2012 at amsall's blog
There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy. via www.livescience.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 29, 2012 at amsall's blog