Lifestyle

4 Tips on Mastering Neighborly Etiquette in a Tech Society

By |2019-01-10T13:07:38+00:00February 26th, 2019|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette|

Home by Pexels  Every society sets expectations and has “social norms.” In society, can chose to follow certain rules or guidelines if we seek to enjoy a positive and comfortable relationship with others. These societal rules are absorbed and learned almost naturally from the people who surround us. In the 21st century, [...]

Introducing Intercultural Competence

By |2019-02-21T10:18:05+00:00February 20th, 2019|Author Reviews and Profiles, book recommendations, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, intercultural competence, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Book Recommendations|

Craig Storti, Sharon Schweitzer, and Alex Matveev by Sietar USA This 3-part blog series is a book review of Dr. Alex Matveev’s excellent book  Intercultural Competence in Organizations. Alex and I met during SIETAR USA in 2017 where we were featured as published authors. We immediately felt a Central-Eastern European bond since he [...]

5 Tips on How to Survive being a Dockless Scooter Driver

By |2019-02-19T14:20:16+00:00February 19th, 2019|Austin, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Travel|

Congress Rides by Vienna Raglin  Dockless scooters are the latest phenomena ~ in case you haven’t experienced them, electric scooters function through an app on your smartphone. Once downloaded, you enter your personal and credit card information, then you are able to unlock, ride and lock the e-scooter. The app charges by [...]

7 Dining Etiquette Tips to Master a Business Meal

By |2019-01-10T12:16:11+00:00February 5th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Dash of mint by shutterstock  Proper dining technique is an important executive skill that demonstrates modern manners. These skills make a meal more enjoyable for everyone. For individuals seeking to make a good impression at a business meal, here are 7 tips to wow your boss, gain confidence, and slay the meal-time [...]

How to Build a Cross-Cultural Career: 8 Tips from an Attorney Turned Coach

By |2019-01-10T18:09:52+00:00January 30th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, SXSW, Travel|

 In 2018 I was selected to be a SXSW mentor for International Business. Once the potential mentees signed up for their sessions, I contacted them via the SXSocial App and LinkedIn to inquire about their questions since preparing in advance and bringing value were crucial. More than 50% of the mentees asked “How did [...]

4 Tips for Clean Out Your Inbox Week Don’t be a hoarder! Just get your Inbox in Order

By |2019-01-18T15:01:50+00:00January 28th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, US Observances|

Inbox Cleanse by Pexels  From Google Calendar reminders to weekly newsletters from your favorite local eateries, to spam disguised as personal email, our inboxes can be overrun by unnecessary mail that can bury important or time-sensitive messages. If your inbox is flooded with superfluous spam or unwanted updates, you’re not alone: the [...]

National Clean off your desk Day: 10 Tips for a Tidy Workspace

By |2019-01-10T11:40:26+00:00January 9th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Goals, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

The Desk of Success by Pexels  From stained coffee mugs to document stacks, your office space can quickly become cluttered. When you return to the office bright and early January 14th, create momentum with an organized workspace. On the second Monday of January each year join fellow professionals across the U.S. for [...]

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By |2019-02-03T15:22:03+00:00January 8th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, SXSW, Travel, United States, US Observances|

Afterglow by Pexels What You Need to Know on Human Trafficking Awareness Day When I learned that human trafficking occurs in Austin during SXSW I was stunned. How could this happen in our Texas city? Yes, our population has increased dramatically, yet I associated this problem with sprawling, urban metropolitan areas. I [...]

Exploring 4 Global Cultures for National Hot Tea Month

By |2019-01-04T10:09:33+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel|

Tea at Lanesborough Hotel by Sharon Schweitzer  Tea is the second most consumed liquid in the world, after water. So in honor of January kicking off the year as National Hot Tea month, we’ve explored global regions where tea is a fundamental part of culture. Read on to learn how tea has [...]

National Personal Trainer Awareness Day

By |2018-12-12T15:48:50+00:00December 31st, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationships|

London Trainer by Max Pixel The new year signifies fresh starts, setting goals, and the busiest season for some of the fitness world’s unsung heroes. January 2nd is dedicated to those hard working individuals as we celebrate National Personal Trainer Awareness Day. Read on for more history and how you can take [...]

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