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Say What You Mean: When OK Doesn’t Mean Good

Small talk is a good way to build relationships. Effective small talk helps businesses thrive and professionals excel, no matter whether it is at work, in class, or at a conference.


The activity aims at exploring the following issues with you:


When we communicate with people from another culture, there can be a gap in our understanding. What you are trying to say might be completely different from what is being interpreted by the listener. By increasing your awareness of such difference, you will give yourself the competitive edge that will help you succeed.



  1. What do you want to say? What meaning is derived by the listener?
  2. What words and tone will you use to say your idea?
  3. What time, place and method will you choose to communicate your message?

Code(s) SPA-042-002
Date(s) 4 July 2019
Time 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue(s) Theater, Language Commons (Room 3019, Lift 2)
Facilitator(s) Rebecca Wong, Language Activity Officer
Duration 1.5 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 30
Eligibility All undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome.
Registration Dates Until 2 July 2019

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

E-mail: lcmip@ust.hk

Telephone:(852) 2358-7851

Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

Online Registration Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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