Business Etiquette

National Bullying Prevention Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:15+00:00October 16th, 2018|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Intercultural, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Workplace Etiquette|

Business Discussion --- By © Royalty-Free/Corbis There is a common misconception that bullying only occurs in schools or universities; however, bullying in the workplace is more common than many people realize. According to the 2017 US Workplace Bullying Survey, 60% of U.S. workers have been affected by bullying at some point in their [...]

3 Reasons and 5 Ways to Celebrate Customer Service Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Customer Service Etiquette, Lifestyle, Office Culture, Self-Awareness|

Customer Support by Pexels The clear definition of customer service is the help and support provided to customer before, during and after purchase of a product or service. Providing good customer service is required to acquire and maintain customers for growth and competitiveness in the market. Providing customers with support is more [...]

Avoid Cultural Appropriation on Halloween

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Business Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Diversity|

Ancient Art by Pexels At the end of October, without fail, there will be public outcry about a Halloween costume that one of a number of notables or celebrities wore for the Hollywood party circuit. In fact, many publicists in Los Angeles, California intensely dislike the holiday for just that reason. [...]

International Translation Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17+00:00September 28th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Language and Culture, Translation|

Language Learner by Pixabay As we celebrate International Translation Day on September 30th, we also highlight the 2018 theme, Translation, as chosen by the International Federation of Translators (FIT). In their description, translation promotes cultural heritage in changing times. This includes intangible cultural heritage, described by UNESCO as knowledge, beliefs, and [...]

Build a Better Image Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18+00:00September 27th, 2018|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Wardrobe, Workplace Etiquette|

Sharper Image by Pexels In honor of Building a Better Image Week we explore what it means and what it takes to build a professional, positive image. Business brand improvement is important for growth, drive and motivation. Business image includes perception by others and whether your brand conveys confidence and competency. The [...]

The New Age: Inter-generation Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18+00:00September 27th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Intercultural, International Holidays, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Social Media, Technology/Gear, U.S. Holidays|

Grandmother Laptop by Max Pixel Intergeneration Month is celebrated every September as a way to appreciate perspectives of all ages. It’s a great time to converse with people from generations other than your own. Whether it be family members, colleagues or even a new acquaintance, it’s important to observe viewpoints from all [...]

Take It As Self-Growth ; Honoring Self-Improvement Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:18+00:00September 19th, 2018|Business Etiquette, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Book image from Pixabay Self Improvement is the search to become a better version of yourself in different aspects of life. It may involve improving your mental and physical health, along with attitudes in your personal and professional life. Examples include improving nutrition, active lifestyle, family interactions, attitudes, goals at work. Many [...]

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 [...]

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