Strengthening Cross Cultural Presentation Skills

This is a customized workshop for members of the HOLA group at Boston Scientific

For information on how to sign up contact Carmen Mendez [email protected]

Executive Summary

The ability to present in a clear, comfortable, and concise manner is a critical skill for all members of the BSC Hola group.  Presenting ideas to people from another culture can be uniquely challenging or frustrating.  Data-heavy, scientific, or technical information can make it difficult at times to also remain engaging.  Cultural differences can make it hard to be influential or persuasive. This four-week training  program will teach participants best practices in human communication and presentation and allow for practice and asking of questions to master their own presentation and communication skill level.  Participants will learn how to present with confidence and clarity in any setting and across cultural divides. 

This learning opportunity will be conducted over four half day sessions (3 hours each).  Each session will encompass both learning and practice. Participants will bring a myriad of learning styles to the workshop.  To ensure maximum learning, the instructor working with the group will use a mixture of teaching / presenting methods, including demonstration, discussion, small and full group exercises, constant feedback, coaching and support print materials. 

Methods Used

Topics Include

Participants will be invited to bring their own unique concerns to each session.  In addition, we may cover the following.


  • Speaking clearly
  • Connecting with listeners
  • Being persuasive
  • Building relationships in a cross-cultural setting
  • Controlling nervousness
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Presenting in various environments (Virtual vs. face to face)
  • Working with visual aids
  • Handling interruptions
  • Being concise
  • Engaging listeners
  • Balancing human and business at meetings