Global Etiquette

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Global Pay It Forward Day

By |2024-04-27T13:47:52-05:00April 27th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Environment, gift-giving, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Interfaith, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Global Pay It Forward Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   If you’ve believed in paying back kindness all your life, allow us to introduce you to a more refined and helpful initiative — paying kindness forward! This day is celebrated in over 80 countries, encouraging us to collectively perform random acts of kindness in a [...]

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: [...]

National Champagne Day

By |2023-12-30T12:27:50-06:00December 30th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, France, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, International Toasts, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Champagne Day By  Sharon Schweitzer   Champagne is more than just a drink; it’s a symbol of life’s victories, milestones, and the promise of new beginnings. National Champagne Day, observed annually on December 31st, is a delightful occasion dedicated to the world-renowned sparkling wine known as champagne. It’s a day to indulge in the [...]

Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide

By |2023-12-04T10:37:30-06:00December 4th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Concierge and Guest Services Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, gift-giving, Global, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Holiday Season, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, Relationship Building|

Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide     By  Sharon Schweitzer While any time is a good time to show your appreciation for someone who regularly makes your life easier and more enjoyable, the holidays traditionally are the time to express your gratitude in the form of cash or a gift. By no means is holiday tipping [...]

National Coffee Day

By |2023-09-29T13:51:40-05:00September 29th, 2023|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, South Africa, U.S. Holidays, US Observances|

National Coffee Day By Sharon Schweitzer and Polina Anastassieva Second only to oil, coffee is the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world. We love it, we rely on it, and we drink it in massive quantities. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. New Yorkers are [...]

Global Company Culture Day

By |2023-09-20T13:24:44-05:00September 20th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Environment, Global Etiquette, Inclusion, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Office Culture, Relationship Building, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

Global Company Culture Day By Sharon Schweitzer Every September 18th, Global Company Culture Day is observed to emphasize the significance of fostering a positive and productive work environment. This day, established by the Global Company Culture Association in 2019, encourages businesses and leaders to prioritize the values, attitudes, and behaviors that shape their organization’s culture. [...]

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