Author of What's Up America?
P.O. Box 3538
San Diego, CA 92163
Diane Asitimbay offers the
following Culturelink workshops
Press Programs for Companies, Communities, Non-Profits, and
Students. Culturelink Press provides presentations and training
programs on intercultural communication, diversity in the
workplace, and cultural sensitivity training.. Our services range
from a minimum of two-hour presentations to two-day
programs. We provide training for business professionals,
international students and educators, host families, and
Through role plays, interactive exchanges, and video, we
answer the questions of the participants and meet the needs of the
Our training courses include the following:
What You Mean!”: Communicating Across Cultures
Participants will learn how to improve their intercultural
communication skills in this two-hour interactive workshop.
We will role-play handshakes, the exchange of business cards, eye
contact, conversational styles, gestures, and giving feedback.
• Identify the six major cultural barriers
to communication across cultures.
• Engaging role-play activities will
reveal our communication styles.
• Communication skills such as
interrupting, holding your turn in speaking, correcting
misunderstandings, and returning to earlier topics will be
• Attendees will receive “Say
What You Mean,” a useful tip sheet.
and Working in the U.S.
This workshop is for international professionals relocating to
the U.S. It is devoted to easing personal, social and
professional adjustments faced in moving to a new country.
• Provide practical survival skills to
meet the new challenges of living in the U.S.: setting up a home,
legal matters, medical care, socialization, and state and local
• Uncover U.S. cultural values and dynamics that operate in the
• Examine American communication and management styles
• Overview of business protocol and U.S. business culture
Me! Fearless questions about American behavior...
This workshop is an hour question and answer format where Diane
answers questions from participants about American behavior and
• Diane will provide a 5-10 minute
overview of the challenges in defining American culture but then
answer questions raised by attendees.
• The goal of this one-hour workshop is to
foster a deeper understanding of American behavior.
Others View Us: Foreigner’s Observations of Americans
What is it about us as Americans that makes us seem so different
to people from other countries? By exploring some of the frequent
questions that international people have about Americans, we will
look at ourselves and uncover the hidden rules of our culture. In
this two-hour workshop, participants will learn how to improve
their relationships with foreigners.
• Discuss the most frequently-asked
questions by international people.
• Uncover many American cultural
behaviors that differ from other countries.
• Attendees will receive the popular
tip sheet, “Tips for Getting Along with
Culturelink Press “Bridging
P.O. Box 3538 San Diego, CA 92163 Tel. (619) 501-9873
Fax (619) 501-1369