Culture and Commercialism

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 [...]

International Business Image Improvement Month

By |2024-05-07T09:26:24-05:00May 7th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Media, Strategic Planning, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

International Business Image Improvement Month   By Sharon Schweitzer   International Business Image Improvement Month is celebrated in May, and this is the month to focus on improving your company’s image. Although it may not appear so, a company’s image is crucial to its success. Making a strong first impression is crucial, and this is [...]

Costa Rica

By |2024-05-02T10:18:32-05:00May 2nd, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, Travel|

8 Cross Cultural Tips for Traveling to Costa Rica in 2024   By Sharon Schweitzer and Shannan Bloomstrand   Costa Rica consumes only 0.03 percent of the globe's surface yet contains six percent of the world's biodiversity. Costa Rica reserves the highest percentage of its land for conservation and preserving national parks than any other [...]

Japan’s Golden Week

By |2024-04-29T08:55:57-05:00April 29th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Travel|

Japan’s Golden Week   By Sharon Schweitzer   Golden Week is a significant week-long holiday in Japan, comprising four national holidays - Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, and Children's Day. These holidays fall between April 29th and May 5th every year, and it's customary for people to take a break from their work [...]

International Sculpture Day

By |2024-04-24T10:24:12-05:00April 24th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Australia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Canada, celebrations, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Environment, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Inclusion, India, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Mexico, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South Africa, South America, Spain, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Sculpture Day Mother Sculpture by Frantisek Uprka   By Sharon Schweitzer   Every year on the last Saturday in April, International Sculpture Day raises awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of sculpture. It’s also a day for sculptors around the world to showcase their artistic talents. Sculpture is a type of visual arts that [...]

National Literature Month

By |2024-04-17T09:13:06-05:00April 17th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asian Pacific, Author Reviews and Profiles, book recommendations, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Relationships, Travel, Travel Book Recommendations, United States, US Observances|

National Literature Month By Sharon Schweitzer   The National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), alongside Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and National Book Development Board – Philippines, will lead the celebration of National Literature Month this April with the theme, “Ang Panitikan at Kapayapaan.” Former President Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. [...]

Universal Day of Culture

By |2024-04-15T09:41:58-05:00April 15th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Environment, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Italy, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Spain, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Universal Day of Culture   By Sharon Schweitzer   Universal Day of Culture is the product of an international pact to ratify a legal recognition of the conservation of cultural objects and works of art. Known as the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments, or the Roerich Pact, it [...]

Non-Traditional Career Opportunities For Law Graduates

By |2024-03-29T11:19:00-05:00March 29th, 2024|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture and Commercialism, Global, global competency, Goals, Graduation, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, United States, University Students, Workplace Diversity|

Non-Traditional  Career Opportunities For Law Graduates   By Sharon Schweitzer While a Juris Doctor (JD) degree awarded by law schools is a mandatory step toward becoming a licensed attorney, a law degree provides tremendous value beyond direct preparation for legal careers. As you undertake law school studies, you will spend a great deal of time [...]

How to Have a Successful Conversation

By |2024-03-13T10:00:03-05:00March 13th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Environment, global competency, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationship Building|

How to Have a Successful Conversation   By Sharon Schweitzer   4 Keys to a Successful Outcome The lion’s share of the work in any conflict conversation is work self-reflection Even when the conversation begins smoothly, Regardless of how well the conversation begins, remain calm and cool. This is where your power lies.   #1: [...]

International Mother Language Day

By |2024-03-12T14:12:05-05:00February 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Mother Language Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   UNESCO first established International Mother Language in 1999. The first inaugural celebration was held in 2000. This annual commemoration began as a tribute to the Bengali Language Movement, which sought to recognize Bengali as the official language of modern-day Bangladesh. Historically, this region was considered part [...]

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