2019 Guide to Holiday Tipping- Sharon Schweitzer

By |2019-11-18T17:24:49-06:00November 18th, 2019|Lifestyle, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Worldwide, the holiday season is filled with a sense of giving. No matter where you happen to be, you may be swept up in this spirit of generosity. The concept of holiday tipping can be a challenge for the present day tipper. With the ever changing standards, and different rules for each job position, it’s [...]

Chuseok: How to Celebrate the Korean Way

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19-05:00September 17th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, South Korea|

If your business travels in early October take you to Korea, knowledge of the following Chuseok customs will prepare you to engage in intelligent conversation about this traditional harvest festival.

National Girlfriends Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:21-05:00July 30th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Culture, Intercultural, Relationship Building, Relationships, Women in Business|

  The Women We Appreciate The Most; How to Celebrate Them “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”  - Zig Ziglar August 1st, a day to remember why we should be grateful [...]

Sharon Schweitzer’s 2017 Holiday Tipping Guide & Checklist

By |2018-11-15T16:18:45-06:00November 8th, 2017|Business Etiquette, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Drafting your holiday tipping plan can be daunting, but fear not--this guide is thorough enough to help anyone navigate holiday tipping. There’s no hard and fast rule about how much or who to tip in the U.S.

Office Holiday Party Do’s & Don’ts

By |2018-10-11T14:55:02-05:00November 21st, 2016|Business Etiquette, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Lifestyle, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Every winter, business owners host formal and sometimes elaborate holiday parties. At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties.

Holiday Tipping Guide

By |2018-10-11T14:55:03-05:00November 7th, 2016|Business Etiquette, Culture, Holiday Parties, Lifestyle|

In U.S. culture, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year is when U.S. Americans choose to express their gratitude with a ‘gratuity’ or holiday tip. Remember the reason for the tip is to show gratitude, thanking loyal and trusted employees, service providers, and family caregivers. There is no hard and fast rule about [...]

Guide to Hosting an Elegant Thanksgiving Dinner

By |2018-10-11T14:55:03-05:00November 3rd, 2016|Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, United States|

Thanksgiving is a time for expressing gratitude for our blessings. Consider these ten expert tips on hosting a memorable meal and toss your jitters out the window! Accommodating Guest Diet Needs: Guests understand their restricted-diet needs better than anyone else, and can best prepare meals in their own allergen free kitchen. Hosts aren’t [...]

Honoring Ancestors and Angelitos: Dia de los Muertos

By |2018-10-11T14:55:04-05:00October 28th, 2016|Central America, Cross-Cultural, International Holidays, Mexico|

Celebrated by indigenous populations around the country, this vibrant holiday is a combination of the Catholic holiday All Saints Day, and the ancient tradition of venerating deceased loved ones.

Modern Halloween Manners: 10 Trick or Treat Etiquette Tips

By |2018-10-11T14:55:05-05:00October 20th, 2016|Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

It’s that time of year for carving pumpkins, and for our ghosts and goblins to go trick or treating. As Halloween approaches, consider these modern manners tips: Safety: Younger children should wear reflective and light-up glow gear; and be accompanied by parents or a designated chaperone. Older children should trick or treat as [...]

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