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Mastering the Art of Conversation

By |2024-03-12T14:07:05-05:00March 11th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

Mastering the Art of Conversation   By Sharon Schweitzer Here are some tips in order for you to have a productive and positive conversation, regardless of what topic you are discussing. To begin, self reflect on what is my goal or purpose for the conversation? What do I hope to accomplish? What is an ideal [...]

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 [...]

World Hijab Day

By |2024-03-12T14:19:28-05:00February 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Morocco, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

World Hijab Day By Sharon Schweitzer Every year on February 1st, World Hijab Day recognizes the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear a hijab. It’s also a day to encourage women of all backgrounds and religions to wear and experience the hijab. A hijab is a type of headscarf that also covers the [...]

International Day of Acceptance

By |2024-03-12T14:25:15-05:00January 20th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Environment, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, Interfaith, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Self-Awareness, United States, US Observances|

International Day of Acceptance By Sharon Schweitzer Acceptance is defined as the assent of a situation, process, or condition without an attempt to change it. We have all at some point in our lives experienced a situation where we were cast off or excluded from a group or a social gathering. Remember the time when [...]

National Clean-off Your Desk Day

By |2024-01-08T10:29:39-06:00January 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Goals, intercultural competence, International Observances, Lifestyle, Millennials, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

National Clean-off Your Desk Day By Sharon Schweitzer The organized clean-enthusiast who started this celebration is Anne Moeller in Clio, Michigan. Celebrated on the second Monday of January, it is likely that this holiday is the result of the cluttered desktops pre and post the Christmas season and New Year.  This day is an opportunity [...]

National Mentoring Day

By |2023-10-27T10:09:44-05:00October 27th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, Global Celebrations, Goals, Inclusion, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Mentoring Day By Sharon Schweitzer National Mentoring Day is the largest celebration of mentoring in the world, taking place each year on October 27th. Devised in 2014 and established as a national holiday in London, England, in 2016 by The Houses of Parliament, National Mentoring Day seeks to pair the thousands of mentoring programs [...]

National Business Women’s Week

By |2023-10-16T14:25:55-05:00October 16th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Self-Awareness, TX Business Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

National Business Women's Week   By Sharon Schweitzer The National Business Women’s Week is a salute to the achievements of all working women.  It is celebrated during the last full week in October every year. The President of the United States customarily opens the week with a message, and many governors and mayors issue similar [...]

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 [...]

Graduation Gift Giving Tips for 2022

By |2022-06-02T12:15:47-05:00May 25th, 2022|celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Family time, gift-giving, Gracious Living, Graduation, Invitations, Lifestyle, Modern Manners|

Image credit: RODNAE Productions via Pexel By Sharon Schweitzer Let us help answer your puzzling ponderings about how to be gracious during graduation gift giving season.

The Art of Making Conversation as We Return to Socializing

By |2022-05-02T15:03:24-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Culture, Gracious Living, Houseguest Etiquette, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

  Photo by fauxels from Pexels by Sharon Schweitzer, Culture & Etiquette Coach As more folks are headed to work mixers, neighborhood cookouts, and soccer games with the kiddos, we are receiving questions about making conversation. What are the best ways to introduce yourself and others in a social or work gathering? How [...]

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