avoiding international blunders

National Humor Month: Four Tips for Culturally-Sensitive Humor

By |2018-10-11T14:54:26+00:00April 6th, 2018|avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Office Culture, Self-Awareness, US Observances, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

From harmless puns and silly memes, to stereotypical jokes and shady sarcasm, humor is a diverse concept with a slightly different meaning for everyone. Whether you consider yourself a born jokester, or prefer to keep a serious profile, it’s vital to understand humor’s place in a professional environment, especially if the workplace is multicultural. As [...]

Keeping Up in Korea: 2018 Travel Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:54:29+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Asia, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Celebrations, Intercultural, Korea, Language and Culture, Olympics, South Korea, Sport Etiquette, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

  From speed skating to Alpine skiing, the Winter Games offer chills and thrills for spectators worldwide. The year’s games will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and thousands of sports enthusiasts are gearing up to witness the competition in early February. With so many nationalities represented in the games and in the stands, cultural [...]

Volunteer in the New Year: Find Your Cause

By |2018-10-11T14:54:30+00:00January 5th, 2018|avoiding international blunders, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel Etiquette, University Students, Volunteering & Mentoring|

For those with a goal in the New Year to give back and get involved, deciding on a volunteer commitment can be tricky. Five tips, find your perfect match for volunteering in 2018.

Corporate Telephone Etiquette: A Wake Up Call for Millennials

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 12th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, intercultural competence, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

In an era when everyday communication methods involve GIF keyboards, Snapchat filters, and group messaging, young professionals are poorly trained on verbal telephone conversations. If you fall into this category, consider these 5 guidelines for corporate telephone etiquette.

Global Gift Giving Customs in Central & Eastern Europe

By |2018-10-11T14:54:33+00:00November 28th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Europe, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, global competency, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Relationship Building, Traveling Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

As part three of cross-cultural gift giving worldwide, let’s explore the different implications when giving and receiving gifts in Central and Eastern Europe (CEECs), as defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The countries included in CEECs are Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and the three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Chihuahua, Mexico: A Guide for Intercultural Success

By |2018-10-11T14:54:34+00:00November 15th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, global competency, Gracious Living, International Protocol, Mexico, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building|

If you are a first-time business traveler or entrepreneur seeking global expansion into Chihuahua, Mexico, consider the following 8 international tips and facts.

Love Your Translator: How Translation Can Boost Your Business

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42+00:00September 29th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

When conducting business abroad, breaking the language barrier takes time, commitment, and intercultural competence. To ensure that nothing is left unsaid or lost in translation, consider hiring a professional translator to facilitate successful cross-cultural exchange.

The Places You’ll Go: Preparing for Study Abroad Culture Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:54:43+00:00August 28th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Millennials, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, United States, University Students|

Although the prospect of starting a new chapter in an unfamiliar location may be daunting for many, the school is there to support you during your journey. For those preparing for a semester abroad, follow these 4 tips for a smooth and successful journey!

Eid Al-Fitr: A Time for Celebration

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48+00:00June 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gulf City, International Holidays, International Protocol, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Wardrobe|

Although celebrations differ based on culture, the significance of Eid Al-Fitr remains constant across borders. Here are five fascinating festivities that are typically celebrated on Eid Al-Fitr!

To Berlin and Beyond: 3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Business Travelers in Germany

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48+00:00June 15th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Europe, Germany, global competency, International Protocol|

In order to access Germany's dynamic market and build long-lasting relationships, remember these cultural tips for a business trip that’s worth every euro.

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