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DOES CULTURAL COMPETENCE MATTER IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION?

According to Wiemann, Takai, Ota, & Wiemma (1997) the “history of communication

competency could be traced back to ancient Greece, where speech oratory and eloquence were

the main educational themes. Asristotle’s five canons of rhetoric is [sic] probably the earliest

model of competent communication” (p. 25). In today’s world, competency continues to be one

of the core areas in research, interpersonal communication, cultural and… Continue

Added by Esther Ochoga on April 1, 2010 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

A Personal sober Account of Depression

According to Medindia.com a website for health matters “Depression is a serious illness

that involves both physical and mental states. It affects a person with feelings of extreme

sadness that can last for weeks or months together. It disrupts the normal life of a person, with

an overall change in attitude and behavior both internally and externally”

(… Continue

Added by Esther Ochoga on April 1, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Sizing up Racism in Canada: Salad Bowl or Racism Bowl?

In global politics it is widely known that Canada is a multicultural-multiracial country. It

may be likened to the description of “‘’salad bowl’ where cultural diversity and ethnic self identification

are promoted and encouraged” (Hutchings.C, nd. Canada’s first nation...). Canada

is acclaimed to be peaceful; it defends fundamental human rights to freedom of association,

freedom of speech and equality. This assumption is based on the facts… Continue

Added by Esther Ochoga on April 1, 2010 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Changing Life Style of Information Sharing

The word “communication” is a buzz word, which is as old as the existence of man.

However, the 21st century has given a new overtone to communication that goes beyond the

ability to communicate through oral language. Webstar dictionary says “Communication is a

process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of

symbols, signs, or behavior” (Webster, 1983, p. 266).…
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Added by Esther Ochoga on April 1, 2010 at 11:03pm — No Comments

The Valley of Humiliation

Amaka Amadi has spiky white streaks in her hair, silver rings on her fingers, and

wraparound Gucci sunglasses. All these make her a pretty typical 35 year-old lady, but not all

that typical of her age and identity, or any sign that shows that she walks through the valley of

humiliation. Amaka is a widow who has been egged on in the most graphic and indelible way

by a community service project called “widows with life “by a group of youths… Continue

Added by Esther Ochoga on March 30, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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