Full session (30 minutes)
Day 1 | 14:40-15:20 | A10

In our day to day jobs most of us work with people from the other side of the Atlantic, and yet we still haven’t found the perfect way to communicate with our American counterparts. When they say something they often mean something else, and when we Israelis speak, we often come across as insensitive. So how how can you flourish in conversations when you’re from a different culture, and worse yet, speaking in English?

I was born and raised in a very Israeli household in Pittsburgh. Having worked as an American among Israelis and as an Israeli among Americans, I have seen the miscommunication coming from both sides. This talk will include practical methods on how to understand each other better, choose your words more carefully, and have productive conversations.

Yaara Wertheim