WELCOME TO CHAPTER 7: "PUBLIC DIPLOMAT"
"Public Diplomat" is the seventh chapter of the Diplomatic Planner. The series will take you through several examples, case studies and strategies on how to be an effective diplomat for your country, cause or community. Everyone is a diplomat at different levels. Learning how to apply this concept to everyday life are lessons you will learn in this series. You will learn how to be mindful of how you engage with others, always intending to create positive interaction, and acting responsibly when far from home. You will also learn how to engage as a public diplomat by finding common links you share with the world, pick up strategies on how to deal with reserve and inverse culture shock, and how to adapt to local people without compromising your values and ethical stance.
By the end of the chapter, you will gain enough tools and confidence to represent your cause and country as a public diplomat.
KEY FOCUS: culture shock strategies, your link with the world through language, travel and interaction, responsibility as a public diplomat, making positive impressions abroad and with foreign communities
KEY RESOURCE: Global community, shock abroad, culture shock strategy, expat syndrome, foreign classification, local responsibility