Dear AmCham members,
I found myself reflecting a lot on communication and expectations most of the time last week. Jason Emmons, a partner of Deloitte in Austria, came to Slovenia at our invitation and delivered a lecture to the IV Generation of AmCham Young Professionals on the topic - English Presentation Skills - Making Your Message Stick. Jason Emmons, an outstandingly charismatic American, was certainly one of the best speakers on the topic of communication I have ever seen...
His stories were full of life and have attracted the attention of us all. It is amazing how Americans can communicate with much greater ease than Europeans. The story he had shared with us therefore turned out even more interesting. At the age of 39, “the age somehow familiar to me”:), he namely started to wonder what he would like to change in his life. He certainly did not want to get caught in the grayness of everyday life, and accordingly wished to live for a change somewhere in Europe. "Because it is full of history, culture, good food and wine, interesting people, and because all of the aforementioned is so much condensed", he explained. He stepped out of the comfort zone of what he knew and mastered and now lives and works in Vienna. I believe that anyone who is at least a little bit of restless mind and curiosity wishes to entirely change his environment.
I also gave a lecture last week on communicating at the
invitation of our members from Steklarna Hrastnik glassworks to their
employees, who have linked up with Svea for special out of the box school, and
tried to explain why it is important to know how to express oneself, as only
those who are open and know to communicate well - which of course includes
listening - can be successful and happy. However, I have to admit, that this
time, it was me who was more listening than talking. I was very surprised by the
creativity, the will and exceptional projects they plan to create. And it
became clear to me once again, that despite the small geographical size of
Slovenia, it is not necessary to go far to step out of the box. One expects
simplicity and gets exceptionality. Such is our Slovenia. Only that sometimes
the problem is in that we have outstanding individuals, but not exceptional
teams unfortunately. However, it was in Hrastnik, where they proved that we are
able to link greatly. If we talk about the concentrate of history, culture,
good food and wine, interesting people, then we have a land where all of this
can be found both within and in the immediate vicinity. We must just learn to a
little bit more listen to each other and to step out of "the comfort zone
of being one` s own master", and rather enter into the rainbow world of
cooperation. Times for changes are namely just right!
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9 December 2013, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
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