American’s have a clear style of presenting. We speak louder. We are more animated and we make eye contact. This is not necessarily the style in other countries. In my workshops I often have foreign born participants come to me to say how challenging the class is for them, not because of the barriers of language but culture. Many of the things we encourage as more powerful ways to present are considered a faux pas in other countries.
What’s the solution? When in Rome…or in this case the United States, present in a manner that fits our expectations.