But I do realize that not everybody is on Twitter (yet). That’s why I edited and copied the Tweeterview here. Please keep in mind that for every question and every answer there were only 120 characters of space.
CindyKing @HoeferleConsult is Christian Höferle – he is German & based in southeast USA + he tweets lots of cross-cultural expertise
CindyKing I really appreciate Christian ( @HoeferleConsult ) for the perspicacity of his cultural insights and their business focus
CindyKing You can read more about @HoeferleConsult Christian Höferle on the 1st part of this interview on my blog http://bit.ly/wj1be
CindyKing During this Twitter Interview I’ll ask Christian ( @HoeferleConsult ) my usual 10 cross-cultural questions
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing thanks for your kind introduction, Cindy
CindyKing As Christian ( @HoeferleConsult ) is a journalist, I can’t wait to hear Christian’s answers 🙂
CindyKing Please join in if you have any questions or comments for Christian ( @HoeferleConsult ) & use this hashtag #CKinterview
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Hello Christian, a long introduction 🙂 I wonder if you could share some tips & golden nuggets of advice…
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult First… What is your definition of culture in 120 characters? So… “Culture is…”
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing Lubricant of daily life. A set of shared values & attitudes in a social group. An inherent code of communication
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult 3 definitions of culture all in one 🙂
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult OK… now… let’s make it harder – “Culture is…” Culture in one word only
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing … communication
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Exact! Here is another Twitter definition for your – finish the sentence “International business is…”
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing important 4 growth & needs 2B done in a manner that’s inclusive of all cultures represented by Ur business partners
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult What is the one tip you would give people to improve their cross-cultural skills?
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing 1st, understand Ur OWN culture -> try 2B understanding of others’ backgrounds. Now meet half way 4 common ground.
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult I really like this: understand your own culture first
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult What one bit of advice would you give people interested in international business?
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing Don’t rush into it. Do Ur homework (aka research). Hire some1 who knows what U don’t.
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult I know you give this international business advice from experience 🙂
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Speaking of your experience… what tip would you give to people moving abroad?
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing Know what Ur doing. Compare prices of movers. Haggle. Decide: Rent or Buy? Visit Ur destination prior 2 moving
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Moving to a foreign country does sound like an adventure… especially if you are moving a family 🙂
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing when we decided 2 move as a family some of our friends thought we were crazy … but it works, if U want it 2
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult What is your favorite website for international or cross-cultural inspiration? This can be anything at all.
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing Don’t have just 1 fav. website. Try the Goethe Institut at http://www.goethe.de/enindex.htm
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Funny I would never have imagined looking up the Goethe Institute website – but it looks interesting
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Next question… Can you suggest one other cross-cultural person to follow on Twitter?
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing Again, don’t relly like picking favs. eg @TransDomo @intercultureNet @AAAtranslation @ExpatCoachMegan R good tweeps
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult This might be pushing it… but can you suggest one other international person to follow on Twitter?
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing Try @AmiExpat (4 her blog http://www.amiexpat.com)
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Cool… thanks for the suggestion – did not know @AmiExpat
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Last one: Are there any categories of international or cross-cultural people you’d like to meet on Twitter?
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing I’m most interested in ppl who either share my experiences, want to learn from them or look 4 professional advice
CindyKing @HoeferleConsult This is what I get from your blog too https://southeastschnitzel.wordpress.com/
CindyKing .@HoeferleConsult Well that went so fast! Thanks so much for your time Christian and…
HoeferleConsult .@CindyKing no, thank you 4 picking me 4 your interview series. It was fun. I hope people liked it & thought it was informative