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.

Christian Advent Traditions Explained

By |2020-12-02T10:26:18-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, Holiday Season, Intercultural, Interfaith, International Holidays, International Observances, Religious Celebrations, US Observances|

By Jonathan Schops Advent, in the Christian church calendar, is the preparation period for two things: the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, and the second coming of Christ. Christian Advent: Advent translates to ‘coming’ in Latin. It is a Christian countdown to the days until Christmas to symbolically honor the coming of Jesus Christ [...]

Tips for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By |2020-12-02T10:26:25-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily|

December has arrived and so has National Handwashing Awareness Week! December is typically the  season for festivities, family, and fun. Even with muted celebrations during the pandemic, the last thing we want to partake in is sniffles, colds, the flu, or Covid-19. Sneezes, after all, are like mini hurricanes. A typical human sneeze exits the body [...]

3 Tips for Observing Universal Human Rights Month

By |2020-12-02T10:26:34-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette|

By CSNPhotography “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”                                           [...]

2020 Guide to Holiday Tipping During the Pandemic – Sharon Schweitzer

By |2020-12-02T10:26:43-06:00November 20th, 2020|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

The COVID-19 pandemic will impact U.S. tipping customs so holiday gratuities will look different in 2020. We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic so we will need to be more thoughtful. It can be difficult to determine how much to spend and what gifts are acceptable this year. It’s important to note that [...]

Chuseok: How to Celebrate the Korean Way

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19-05:00September 17th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, South Korea|

If your business travels in early October take you to Korea, knowledge of the following Chuseok customs will prepare you to engage in intelligent conversation about this traditional harvest festival.

Modern Manners 2018 Father’s Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21-05:00June 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

On June 17, 2018, families across the U.S. will gather to celebrate fathers who teach, guide, and lead with love. Celebrations can range from a simple family picnic, to an elaborate outing, to his favorite weekend getaway, as long as they show Dad the appreciation he deserves. Whether you choose to celebrate Dad [...]

National Etiquette Week: Deleting Digital Distractions

By |2018-10-11T14:54:22-05:00May 14th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

  While the dangers of talking on the phone at the wheel are well-known, there’s a new cell phone hazard catching unwary users off guard. According a study by Stony Brook University, those who text while walking are 60 percent more likely to veer off route than non-texters, a phenomenon which may be contributing to [...]

U.S. Memorial Day Culture Quiz 2018

By |2018-10-11T14:54:23-05:00May 11th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

As wildflowers burst into bloom and the temperatures warm up, U.S. Americans prepare to celebrate an important holiday in U.S. culture, Memorial Day. While many look forward to this holiday as it represents the start of summer and a three-day weekend, do you know the true meaning, culture, and history of Memorial Day? Find out [...]

Celebration and Recognition: Modern Manners for an Authentic Memorial Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:23-05:00May 9th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Holiday Parties, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Memorial Day brings U.S. Americans together for a day of reflection as we honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. First initiated to remember fallen Union soldiers, Memorial Day became a national holiday after World War I, honoring all who died while defending our nation and its values. Though historically a solemn holiday, [...]

National Etiquette Week: Phasing Out Phubbing

By |2018-10-11T14:54:23-05:00May 8th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Technology/Gear, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

From social media sound-offs and flash news updates, to texts and live streams, our screens tend to attract more of our attention than the offline world. The information age offers incredible opportunities to stay connected and up to date. What happens when our digital devices overtake our real-life interactions? It turns out that there’s a [...]

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