Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in Chile: The Land of Poets

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00September 6th, 2018|Career Tips, Chile, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Travel Tips, Networking, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, South America, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

Las Condes, Santiago by Deensel on flikr Due to the long vertical length of its territory, Chile is country of 7 climates, from tropical deserts in the north to the sub antarctic weather in the south. Also known as the “Land of Poets,” Chile is believed to have won this nickname because of [...]

3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in Argentina: The Land of Silver

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00September 5th, 2018|Argentina, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, South America, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Diversity|

Buenos Aires photo by Deensel on flikr Argentum, the Latin term for silver, is the reason behind the country’s name Argentina. The origin comes from the first Spanish conquerors to reach the Rio de La Plata, or the Silver River, where they were welcomed by the natives with gifts from this precious material. [...]

5 Travel Packing Tips for French Wine Country Excursion

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00August 14th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Dining, France, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, Wine Etiquette|

Oh France! Producer of eight billions bottles and 53 litres of wine per capita a year, France is a wine’s lover dream destination. A plan to visit France and experience its culture is exciting and on many lifetime “must do” lists. So how do you efficiently pack for 80-90 degree days, afternoons in damp [...]

The Ghost Gala: Obon Festival

By |2018-10-11T14:54:20+00:00August 10th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gala Etiquette, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Japan, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel|

The Obon (or Bon) Festival, widely known as the Festival of Souls, commences on August 13th and ends on August 16th this year. This annual Japanese Buddhist three-day festival is dedicated to celebrating Japanese family heritage. The origin begins with a disciple of Buddha, Mokuren (Maha Maudgalyayana), who used his powers to peer [...]

International Friendship Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00August 7th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, TX Business Etiquette, United States, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

Tips to Overcome Challenges in a Friendship For those of you that didn't know this past Sunday was International Friendship Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. August is known to be a month filled with good fortune, happiness and harmony. One would say this holiday is sacred. [...]

National Girlfriends Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00July 30th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Culture, Intercultural, Relationship Building, Relationships, Women in Business|

  The Women We Appreciate The Most; How to Celebrate Them “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”  - Zig Ziglar August 1st, a day to remember why we should be grateful [...]

July 4th U.S. Culture Quiz

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00June 26th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Quiz, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Fireworks detonate above Mount Rushmore National Memorial, July 3. Approximately 30,000 people came to the memorial for the Independence Day Celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Marc I. Lane) From launching fireworks, to poolside fun, and firing-up the grill with family, the Fourth of July is filled with beloved traditions for [...]

Modern Manners 2018 Father’s Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21+00:00June 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 [...]

Asking for Job References: Modern Manners Q&A for Millennials

By |2018-10-11T14:54:22+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Millennials|

It’s that time of year when reference requests quadruple. As an employment attorney, business etiquette expert and avid blogger, young readers often solicit advice about how to ask for professional references when they don’t have a tremendous amount of experience. We offer our responses to common questions from curious job seekers as a [...]

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