Improving Cross-Cultural Communication in the Global Marketplace

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

One of the most important things to consider when doing business internationally, is mastering the art of cross-cultural communication. Whether you are the owner of your company or an envoy for a company doing international business, it is crucial for you to be equipped with a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the cultural, business and social customs of the persons (and country) with whom you are negotiating. In diplomatic circles, the term associated with cross-cultural communication is known as protocol. But protocol as it relates to business helps you adapt your style to be effective across all cultures, ensuring you treat your colleagues and potential clients with dignity and respect.   Read more


Modern Etiquette: Keeping things light for the holidays

PSOW Staff - Monday, November 16, 2015

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 86 percent of adult Americans said they planned to gather with family and friends during the holidays, and the same number say they planned to buy gifts for friends and family.  Read more


Navigating the Social Side of Business

PSOW Staff - Monday, May 11, 2015

In the world of business, networking is everything. Among the most valuable venues for networking are social functions, including after-hours business cocktail parties, lunches and receptions. These events may often seem frivolous but in fact they provide opportunities for meeting new colleagues, establishing relationships and an opportunity to make a memorable first impression. Beyond mastering the art of small talk, the key to success at these events is knowing how to work a room.  Read more


Modern Etiquette: At business meetings, impressions are important

PSOW Staff - Monday, October 13, 2014

According to James Uleman, PhD, a psychology professor at New York University and researcher on impression management, “In spite of the congeniality of many professional gatherings, judgments are being made and impressions formed at all times.”  Read more


Tips for Business Cocktail Attire

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Here are some tips for making the right impression at an after-hours event, no matter who's watching:  Read more

Tips for Business Cocktail Attire