Sharon Schweitzer

About Sharon Schweitzer

Sharon Schweitzer, J.D., is a cross-cultural consultant, an international protocol expert and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide. She is accredited in intercultural management, is a regular on-air contributor and has been quoted by BBC Capital, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, Inc., The New York Times, The Vancouver Sun, The Bangkok Post and numerous other media. She is the best-selling, international award-winning author of Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Business Guide, which was named to the Best Books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews.

Global Father’s Day Celebrations 2022

By |2022-06-02T15:58:28-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Africa, celebrations, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global Traditions, Italy, Language and Culture, Mexico, Quality time, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, US Observances|

We hold an incredibly special place in our hearts for our fabulous fathers.

Graduation Gift Giving Tips for 2022

By |2022-06-02T12:15:47-05:00May 25th, 2022|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Family time, gift-giving, Gracious Living, Graduation, Invitations, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Image credit: RODNAE Productions via Pexel By Sharon Schweitzer Let us help answer your puzzling ponderings about how to be gracious during graduation gift giving season.

Valentine’s Day 2022: Social Norms, Romance & Celebrating at Home

By |2022-02-04T16:04:44-06:00February 6th, 2022|Cross-Cultural|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Natalia Whether you are dating, in a new relationship, or you’ve been married for nearly 30 years like us, celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to break the bank. It’s about expressing yourself authentically in your relationship. Consider these ideas to celebrate with the whole family or your significant other without incurring great [...]

Galentine’s Day 2022

By |2022-02-05T10:15:37-06:00February 6th, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Culture, Lifestyle|

Image: Screenshot: courtesy NBC, Parks and Recreation YouTube. Hearts: stock.adobe.com By Vitaliy “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year…ladies celebrating ladies.” – Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation Last year we talked about Galentine’s Day, and this year it has grown to be even bigger. On February 13th, the day [...]

Top 6 Etiquette Tips for Dating in 2022

By |2022-02-04T14:16:14-06:00February 4th, 2022|Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Social Etiquette|

Image by Katerina Holmes 1. Consider a low-key coffee, tea, a walk, or a drink instead of dinner Instead of meeting for dinner on the first date, choose an activity that is potentially shorter, and more relaxed like a walk or a coffee. That way, if you realize after 45 minutes that you [...]

How to be a Gracious House Guest in the US During a Pandemic

By |2021-04-05T16:32:00-05:00April 5th, 2021|Gracious Living, Lifestyle|

Image: stock.adobe.com By Jacob Lund Before agreeing to be a houseguest, remember that the CDC is still advising those in the United States to limit interactions with others outside of their homes. Determining when we can resume social activities like being a houseguest, depends on state and local regulations, where we live, and community transmission [...]

10 PET Etiquette Tips for Urban Living

By |2021-04-02T17:21:19-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Pet Etiquette|

Image: stock.adobe.com By bodnarphoto You’re a cat’s companion or a dog’s best friend, your fur ball has a special spirit of their own - that’s what makes them such wonderful company! On April 11, we celebrate National Pet Day. Although we love our furry friends, living right next door to a canine’s 5 a.m. bark [...]

Remarkable Polish Women – Women’s History Month 2021

By |2021-03-30T14:27:12-05:00March 30th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance|

Image Credit: Flickr.com Beata Maria Szydło - Warsaw, Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Poland As we come to the end of our global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women during Women’s History Month, the women of Poland deserve a chance to be highlighted. How much do you know about successful women [...]

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Australia Quiz

By |2021-03-22T11:17:37-05:00March 29th, 2021|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Quiz|

Image Source: Flickr.com Record setting pilot Maude Bonney of Queensland In honor of National Women’s History Month, our final quiz focuses on a continent that is home to many prominent women who have demonstrated success in a myriad of ways.  Australia not only has beautiful scenery and beaches, but also brilliant, independent women that have [...]

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