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Impression management across borders
Transcript of Impression management across borders
Training & consulting
Train the trainer
What is Impression management?
What is impression management?
How do you give the impression that you are competent as a leader?
Have a grip of the facts – you show that you know what is happening
Explain your vision – you know where you are going
Give guidance and directions
Remember the names of people
I’m am very excited to be working with [INSERT NAME] on our new project starting next week. So pleased we got the funding from the EU.
self is multifaceted - reflecting different identities
"(a) the inability of the digital medium to handle complex nuanced expressions of crystalized selves
(b) the desire to perform socially approved selves to a masspersonal audience, and
(c) the tendency for one audience to dominate"
(McEwan & Mease, 2014, p. 91)
(Tracy & Trethewey, 2005)
Read the text.
What impression do you get of the speaker?
Does she come across as competent and in control?
Read the extract from a job interview.
What impression do you get of the job applicant?
What could he have done better?
Did I mention I travel a lot?
You are such a wonderful audience
I am such a poor teacher that my students fall asleep during my lessons
I got up at three o'clock to rehearse this presentation!
If you don't keep quiet I'll ask you to leave the room
"conscious or unconscious attempt to control the images that are projected in ... social interactions" (Schlenker, 1980 p. 6)
"use of behaviors to intentionally regulate the impressions that observers have of oneself"
(Lewis & Neighbours, 2005, p. 470)
front / back stage
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players... one man in his time plays many parts."
(As You Like It)
"Some great tips in this blog post."
"Hope to see you at the workshop next week. [INSERT NAME]'s a really good speaker."
"So nice to see that [INSERT NAME] was able to step in at the last minute. He is such a pro and always happy to help."
"If you like using music in your lessons then you will love this book."
"Fantastic talk about Impression Management."
Ingratiation in emails
Making the other person feel good
"way to go"
Focus on lexis
starting a presentation
opening a meeting
how we see ourselves in relation to others
who we are
Examples across borders
Amazing city and amazing conference. So lucky to get a chance to speak. Fantastic line up including [NAMES OF FAMOUS ELT PERSONS].
Chuffed to see a copy of my latest book arrive through the post.
So nice to finally meet [INSERT NAME OF FAMOUS ELT PERSON] at the [INSERT NAME OF CONFERENCE].
I’m in [NAME OF TOWN] next week for a conference. Any tips on a good restaurant?
actors in a performance
The presentation of self in everyday life
construction of social reality
Identity constituted through difference