IM Etiquette With Clients: Polishing Casual Communication

IM or chat is a popular communication medium for quick, online communication. While it may be considered “casual,” that doesn’t mean there are no rules. Let’s take a look at how to approach IM etiquette with clients, customers and others in a work environment.    What are the benefits of using IM? IM is quick, […]

ConceptShelf: Bringing Your Concepts to Reality

In this installment of the Startup Series, meet Sathya and Praveen of ConceptShelf.  Jennifer: Please introduce our readers to your team at ConceptShelf.   Sathya: We are a team of professionals with over 15 years’ experience in the nascent field of Information Technology. As a management team, we are truly committed to exhibiting our core […]

That Awful ‘Aw’ Sound in American English

Whichever way you spell it – o, au, aw, augh, ough, or a, that awful ‘aw’ sound in American English is a tough “nut to crack.”  To me, this sound seems to be one of the most challenging sounds to make, learn, and use, simply because it does have so many spellings. And, not in […]

When do Americans Eat Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner?

The mealtimes outlined in this post are somewhat typical for those who follow a ‘traditional’ schedule, who may have children that go to school, and those that may work day jobs (9am-5pm). Do note that there are many people or families who may not at all follow the schedule below, especially if they work odd […]

Back to the Drawing Board – Idioms in American English

Let’s say you are on a call with your US counterpart. You and your counterpart are planning how to add features into the website, but after trail and error, it’s not working out. Your US counterpart could respond, “Well, though we’ve tried a lot of things, it looks like we will have to go back […]

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