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March 4, 2015

Video Tutorials: What is Daylight Saving Time (DST)

What is Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Video/Podcast - Introduction to the U.S. Time Zones and DST? 
This video podcast is based on conversations that we often have in US Culture Awareness Training programs preparing Indian offshore teams to understand American approaches to time management and the bi-yearly time change. This screen shot accompanying this podcast demonstrates what happens to clocks during 'fall back' in November- where we actually go back in time, gaining one extra hour (in contrast to spring forward, where we appear to lose one hour). 

Learn about Daylight Saving Time & U.S. Time Zones


Satire Mixed with Reality 

In this below video, the commentator shares his views on DST from a bit of a comical and satirical point of view. Enjoy.

Myths and Reality of DST 

Questions this video explores include:

  1. What is DST?
  2. Why do we follow DST?
  3. Do farmers really benefit from the time change?
  4. Does it save energy?
  5. Do all areas really follow DST?

Jennifer Kumar is the creator of training programs for Indians and other expats to work more effectively from offshore and as an international assignee onshore. Learn more by clicking the links or contacting us today. 

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We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.