Big Iron International Visitors Program 2022 in Review

Big Iron International Visitors Program 2022 in Review

Posted on September 20, 2022

The NDTO was excited to host the Big Iron International Visitors Program(IVP) this year with more than 60 delegates from 10 countries. All things agribusiness were discussed throughout the week with tours at Grand Farm, Northern Crops Institute, NDSU Agronomy Seed Farm, RDO, and Titan Machinery. Many NDTO Member companies joined the conversation and showed the delegates some of the many things that ND has to offer.

We could not have completed this successful event without the help of our NDTO members, partners, and business community, who came together to support and host interested professionals from all over the world.

Enjoy the photos from the week, and we hope to see you for Big Iron IVP in 2023!

A Global Strategy for Cultural Communications

A Global Strategy for Cultural Communications

Posted on April 8, 2022

Natsuyo Lipschutz Keynotes Global Business Connections, May 24, 2022

Natsuyo Lipshutz will give this year's opening keynote at the Global Business Connections conference, hosted by the North Dakota Trade Office on May 24, 2022, in Fargo, ND. She stands out as an international speaker and author with a unique perspective on global leadership and cross-cultural communications strategies.

Her presentation is designed to bridge cultural gaps and leverage diversity to inspire audiences to become more successful in their communications styles and leadership on a global scale. She breaks down communications strategies into digestible action items and provides meaningful insights on some of the most basic communications missteps. With the goal of helping business people recognize and remove barriers, she delivers an empowering message to move beyond our differences and communicate effectively.

Lipschutz is well versed in global business communications and has, quite frankly, written the book on it. She co-authored "The Success Blueprint" with  Brian Tracy, a renowned businessman, author, and motivational speaker.  She is also the author of "20Ji Ni Sogiotose" ("Say It in 20 Words") in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, as well as "Story ni otoshikome" ("Motivate with Your Own Story") in Japanese.

Her consultancy work in global leadership and cross-culture communication has not gone unnoticed, as she is recognized as one of the leaders in this field. Lipschutz is a managing principal of ASPIRE Intelligence, her own strategy consulting firm, and an executive consultant for Breakthrough Speaking, specializing in global public speaking engagements. She is an accomplished public speaker with engaging TEDx talks and is a 5-time Toastmasters International speech contest district finalist. Lipschutz continues to provide training and strategies to top companies, including American Express, BNP Paribas, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toyota, and Shiseido.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Lipschutz started her career at the Japanese trading company ITOCHU International in New York, New York and earned an MBA from New York University. Traveling to Japan frequently, she continues to conduct training, workshops, and speaking opportunities for both Japanese and English-speaking audiences.

She competes as a Latin ballroom dancer in her free time and is a proud mother and cancer survivor.

If you are interested in global leadership and communications strategies to expand your knowledge and success internationally, Natsuyo Lipschuts' keynote is not to be missed. Be sure to register for Global Business Connections on May 24, 2022, in Fargo, ND.

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For more information about Natsuyo, please visit her webiste: http://www.natsuyolipschutz.us