Today, the world is more connected than ever before. If you need to quickly reach someone who isn't nearby, you simply fire off an email, instant message, or social post, and you'll likely receive a response within minutes.
That's where things might get tough. Even though we can reach each others quickly and easily, you may still face some communication challenges.
For example, you might notice a few discrepancies between your communication styles. Maybe the other person likes to cut to the chase, while you prefer to build rapport first. Or maybe the other person expects several rounds in the negotiation process, while you want to get to realistic discussions right away.
Want a few good jumping-off points for communicating better with people in 23 countries around the world? Flip through the SlideShare below.