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The Multi-Hazards Podcast

all about protecting communities . . . 

May 21, 2021

To be a leader is tough, and especially so in another culture.  But cross-cultural success requires the right attitudes and skills.  In this episode, world-renowned cross-cultural guru Diana Watson, a long-term resident of Taiwan but originally from the USA, shares her life and expertise on how to adapt and learn a new culture.  Whether you are a business person, traveller, hobbyist, NGO or government worker, this episode contains vital information for you.  Join us and become a learner and leader in world cultures!

The YouTube video that brought instant recognition is “Black Woman Wins Chinese Speech Contest *English Subtitles*” from June 11, 2018 is over 3 million views: It has also been shared an innumerable amount of times on other platforms such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, etc., which don’t necessarily add to the YouTube numbers.

Study Guide here:

Diana Watson's Bio:

Diana is an author, four-time national speaking champion and cultural immersion expert. Her latest speech in Mandarin "Am I Strange?" had over 1,000,000 views only two weeks after it was posted onto YouTube and transformed how the world views Blacks who speak Chinese. Diana trains individuals and organizations on how to effectively immerse in other cultures by emphasizing foreign language public speaking, cross-cultural leadership and cultural intelligence, so they will obtain critical knowledge that leads to profitable outcomes and also make a positive impact on the local culture. Her book, The Speaking Seed: Secrets to Successful Foreign Language Public Speaking, is the first book ever dedicated to foreign language public speaking, and she also co-authored Called to Lead: Success Strategies for Women on sale now on Amazon. Diana has lived in Taiwan for almost 16 years and considers it home.

Outro Music: Circle Dance - SefChol from YouTube Audio Library

Main Photo: Photo by Robert Pastryk on Pixabay