Stanford Orebro Video Conference on Rhetoric of Global Leadership

After a mini crisis with Marratech, the students in Orebro, Sweden, and Stanford, US, are now connected across continents using Adobe Connect.  It’s actually a great interface with full screen video and good audio.

Students in Orebro and at Stanford, post a reflection on your experience today:

What did you learn about intercultural communication and global rhetoric across cultures? 

How do students from different cultures respond to rhetoric of leadership differently depending on cultural doxa or values?

What did you learn about how rhetoric needs to adapt across cultures?

What did you learn about ideals of leadership across cultures?

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5 Responses to Stanford Orebro Video Conference on Rhetoric of Global Leadership

  1. Örebro University, Sweden says:

    It really was a very good connection. The students had very good conversations. Despit the worst technical difficulties ever…. Dr Eriksson

  2. Örebro University Group B says:

    It was really nice to meet students from Standford and hear about you, your school and culture. We learned about the differences between Swedish and American culture, mainly the differences in political culture. We differed a bit from the assignment and compared in many ways Reinfeldt and Obama.

    We had some difficulties with the audio and video, but we managed anyhow. It was very interesting to discuss how the situation would be if Obama was the prime minister in Sweden and Reinfeldt in America. We decided that it would be a disaster, because the expectations of a political leader differs very in our countries.

    If Reinfedt were president in America, he would be able to express his opinions in a more explicit way than any politician can here in Sweden. It is common practice in Sweden for politicians not to say too much, rather say to little and give a diplomatic answer that necessarily does not answer the specific question, than say too much.

    We look forward to talk with you again, hopefully when the technology is functioning!
    Emma, Veronica, Emelie, Sanna.

  3. Örebro University, Sweden says:

    Group A, Sweden, says tank you for a nice talk!!

    We learned that speeches has to be reformed in order to function in other countries. Speeches are made out of doxa and values, and can easily be misunderstood (offending) if they are not performed in the country that they were written for. In the US for example it is normal to have a strong approach but in Sweden you should be more mallow.

    Have a nice day, good night! (hej då!)
    Anna, Gunilla, Maria, Karin

  4. Group C says:

    We had a very nice chat with the students from Stanford!

    What did you learn about intercultural communication and global rhetoric across cultures?
    We realized some things we did not know before the conference, like the fact that you have to have the same information about one thing to be able to have a descent and rewarding conversation.

    How do students from different cultures respond to rhetoric of leadership differently depending on cultural doxa or values?
    Your doxa affects how you respond on leaderships and their speeches. One speaker might be considered good in one area, but the opposite somewere else.

    What did you learn about how rhetoric needs to adapt across cultures?
    We learned that it doesn’t have to adapt so much across culture if you have studied the same things and so on have the same knowledge (in rhetoric).

    What did you learn about ideals of leadership across cultures?
    Our thoughts about that women in power positions often wear the rhetoric mask of a man got confirmed.

    Have a nice day in CA! / Amanda, August and Ellen

  5. Group D Örebro University says:

    We discussed the difference between the political climate in Sweden and in US. Arguments based on pathos are more common in US, and arguments based on logos more common in Sweden. Comparing Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt and President Obama we can see that Obama express more feeling, both in the way he uses his body language and in what he talks about. Reinfeldt, on the other hand, is more calm and reserved. Due to the fact that we are used to our politicians not using that much emotion and gestures, Reinfelts interwiev felt normal for us but if he would do as Obama, we would probably have reacted on his dramatic approac. This can be directly connected to our diferent doxa.

    We really enjoyed the experience as a whole and it was nice to also get some personal views on how life is in the US.
    regards/ Stina, Maria, Bella

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