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Episode 255: Speaking The Common Language of Productivity in the Multicultural Workplace

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No matter where you live, everywhere you look is an example of a multicultural society. Businesses need to embrace the benefits of having a multicultural workplace and look for ways they can make it even better. For example, UK Language Project has helped people by building a network of expert language trainers for businesses to utilize and make their workplace more productive. By having employees from a number of cultures, you’re enriching the environment for both your employees and customers.

Sharlene Vichness is founder and president of Language Directions, LLC, established in 2005. An experienced (NJ certified) instructor of foreign language and adult education, corporate sales professional, and course content innovator, she has had extensive experience conducting training seminars in English, foreign language, verbal communication,and cultural competency skills. Ms. Vichness and Language Directions have provided customized language and cultural assistance to businesses, manufacturers, government agencies, and individual professionals. She chats with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady about the multicultural workplace.

MEET YOUR HOST

Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.


Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


SPECIAL GUEST

Sharlene Vichness

Sharlene Vichness is founder and president of Language Directions, LLC, established in 2005. An experienced (NJ certified) instructor of foreign language and adult education, corporate sales professional, and course content innovator, she has had extensive experience conducting training seminars in English, foreign language, verbal communication,and cultural competency skills. Ms. Vichness and Language Directions have provided customized language and cultural assistance to businesses, manufacturers, government agencies, and individual professionals. She has been a featured speaker at past Garden State SHRM and, NJSCPA Conferences as well as for the NJ Diversity Council, Ascend, and other organizations supporting diversity in the workplace and in- transition professionals. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Essex County Workforce Development Board. She was recently selected to be in the Top 25 Leading Entrepreneurs of NJ by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs organization. Ms. Vichness is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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