Dragon Boat Festival

By |2024-06-10T15:25:49-05:00June 10th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese New Year, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Singapore, South Korea, United States|

Dragon Boat Festival   By Sharon Schweitzer The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Double Fifth Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday with more than two thousand years of history. It begins on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Because the fifth month is considered an unlucky time of year, many traditions [...]

8 Tips to Avoid Grammar Blunders in Business Email

By |2024-06-05T16:17:22-05:00June 5th, 2024|Author Reviews and Profiles, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, Email Etiquette, Global, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Observances, Language and Culture, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationships, Social Etiquette, Translation, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

8 Tips to Avoid Grammar Blunders in Business Email   By Sharon  Schweitzer   Whether writing to upper-level management or to a first-time client, crafting an error-free email can be tricky even for the most educated professionals. Certain grammar mistakes are all too common, while others are more subtle and harder to catch; however, any [...]

International Clothesline Week

By |2024-06-03T12:57:21-05:00June 3rd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Australia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Earth, Environment, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, Travel, United States, US Observances, Wardrobe|

International Clothesline Week   By Sharon Schweitzer   International Clothesline Week was first started in  2006, and is celebrated from the first Saturday of June to the next, all around the world. This year it takes place from June 1st-8th. It is a week-long celebration initially created to enlighten people about more sustainable living. Do [...]

Intergenerational Day

By |2024-06-01T08:23:54-05:00June 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Family time, Global, global competency, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

Intergenerational Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   The idea for Intergenerational Day came to a teacher from British Columbia in Canada in 2009. The teacher was working with students on projects related to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Students were being taught about the respect, care, and love the elders in society deserve, and within [...]

Graduation Gift Giving

By |2024-05-28T08:24:29-05:00May 28th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Family time, gift-giving, Global, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Goals, Gracious Living, Graduation, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Observances, International Protocol, Invitations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, TX Business Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, University Students|

Graduation Gift Giving   By Sharon Schweitzer   May and June are the months of college, high school, nursing, trade school and university commencements. A time filled with exams, finals, papers, and bells ringing freedom. Graduation parties and open houses are common as students celebrate meeting their goals, after years of challenging work, and begin [...]

Memorial Day

By |2024-05-23T12:45:20-05:00May 23rd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Festival, Flag Protocol, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Memorial Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   Do you know the true meaning, culture, and history of Memorial Day? Find out with these ten quiz questions! ____ 1. The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922. ____ 2. Memorial Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. ____ 3. In 2000, President [...]

International Coaching Week

By |2024-05-21T10:37:44-05:00May 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, diversity, Earth, Global, Global Etiquette, Goals, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, Sport Etiquette, Strategic Planning, Travel Etiquette, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

International Coaching Week By Sharon Schweitzer   International Coaching week enlightens and encourages individuals and organizations all over the world to understand, explore, test, and discover the possibilities coaching provides. Each year ICW offers a variety of ICW events, webinars, conferences, educational workshops, panel discussions, public coaching demonstrations, pro bono sessions, and many more activities [...]

Intercultural Communication for the World Affairs Council-Austin

By |2024-05-20T14:12:59-05:00May 20th, 2024|Austin, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, United States, Women in Business|

Intercultural Communication for the World Affairs Council-Austin By Sharon Schweitzer, Polina Anastassieva   On Wednesday, May 15th, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Austin, I had the pleasure to speak about Intercultural Communication at the Neill Cochran Museum in Austin, Texas. I was delighted to be invited to speak on this topic. Since [...]

National Women’s Health Week

By |2024-05-13T11:51:50-05:00May 13th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Environment, Family time, Global, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Stress, United States, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

National Women’s Health Week   By Sharon Schweitzer   Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This year, NWHW takes place May 12 – 18th. This observance aims to highlight women’s health issues and priorities and [...]

Mother’s Day

By |2024-05-11T15:22:20-05:00May 10th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Mother’s Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   In many countries and cultures, our love of our mothers crosses international borders. Depending on which part of the globe you call home, Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days and in different seasons.  The history of this holiday in the U.S. began in the early 20th century [...]

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