Skills I acquired in global seminar!


I recently participated in a Global Presentation seminar where I learned valuable techniques to become a global leader. In this journal, I aim to delve into the meaning of a global leader and discuss the nurturing process. It’s important to note that being proficient in English is not the sole defining factor of a global leader. Instead, I believe there are three key elements to become a global leader, which I will explore further in this article.

Maintaining Eye Contact with the Camera!


While seemingly simple, this task can be quite challenging when conducting online meetings. The shift to remote interactions, which has significantly increased during the pandemic, has transformed the concept of eye contact. Traditionally, eye contact is established by looking directly into someone’s eyes. However, in virtual meetings, it is crucial to direct our gaze towards the camera on the computer. Following the seminar, my teacher provided feedback on my work, emphasizing the need to improve eye contact through the computer’s camera. As a result, I have made it a priority to enhance my eye contact skills.

Understanding Body Language


One of the key takeaways from the seminar was the realization that body language can vary across different countries and cultures. For instance, it was intriguing to discover that in the U.S., slapping someone on the back can indicate anger, whereas I had always associated this gesture with expressing gratitude, like saying “great job” or “well done.” Additionally, I encountered a new body gesture, namely “hand raised above the surface,” which initially posed challenges in comprehension. Eventually, I learned that this gesture signifies the size of an object. Placing your hand closer to a surface, such as a table, indicates that something is small, while moving your hand away from the surface signifies something is large. Body language varies between countries and is often implicit, making it challenging to grasp fully.

The Empowering Nature of Affirmation!

Another vital aspect of being a global leader involves providing affirmative responses. I greatly appreciated how our teacher, during our slide presentations, offered affirmative feedback to each group at the beginning, followed by constructive advice. This approach not only instilled confidence in my presentation skills but also motivated me to further strengthen them. Affirmative responses serve not only to motivate and support others but also to showcase diversity.


While the term “global leader” may seem grandiose and unattainable, I firmly believe that anyone can become a global leader. The journey begins by cultivating respect for others and possessing a passion for global communication. If you possess these qualities, you are already on the starting line of the path toward becoming a global leader!