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10 Ways to Make Life Easier in the U.S.

“Although I have traveled around the world with my family as a child, and even visited the U.S.A. several times before moving there to study, the visits did not prepare me for living and studying in the U.S.A. as a full time student.” says Vishal Eswar, who came to Rochester, NY in 2006 to study […]

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What is Halloween & Trick Or Treating?

Mid September is not too early to get ready for Halloween. Stores in upstate New York already are well stocked with an overabundance costumes, candy and decorations in anticipation for the holiday. So, what is Halloween? Rather than focusing on the background of Halloween or the reason for the season, let’s focus on how a […]

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Working with Americans on Virtual Teams – Training Program

Participants will learn the do’s and don’ts of conversation and interaction with Americans in business relationships. Small talk, conversation and American business values will be discussed and practiced in this lively one-day seminar.  -Presented by Ms. Jennifer Kumar Target audience: Indian or professionals new to the US culture who work with Americans or in the […]

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Good Posture Improves Voice Quality

For those who spend a majority of their time in virtual meetings, delivering online presentations or working in a call center, did you know the clarity of your voice is impacted by your posture?  It is. When we have good posture, we can breathe easier, hence our voice will sound clearer. Additionally, with better posture […]

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Politely Tell Someone They Are Wrong (In English)

We often avoid situations or conversations where we either have to deliver or receive what is considered ‘bad’ news.  Is this true for you?  It sure has been true in my life, and for those I coach. I have coached managers who are about to give some constructive criticism to their reports, developers preparing to […]

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Problems Faced on Conference Calls

Conference calls are part and parcel of life when working on distributed, virtual teams or working from home. Everyone faces some issues while on a conference call. Have you ever wondered what a conference call would look like or feel like in real life?    Well, someone with a LOT of time on their hands […]

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No Performance Reviews? Tips on Tracking Your Career

Just as Jennifer, blog author, created her own path through the snow to the summit, if you track your progress and direction, you can take control of your career! If you can answer yes, yes, yes, yes and no to the following questions, this article will provide valuable guidance to managing and building your personal brand and career […]

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How US Culture Training Helps Us Work Better with American Clients

In a recent two day U.S.A. Cross-Cultural training program hosted by Authentic Journeys, the following question was asked:  How Does Culture Training Help Us Work Better with US Clients? [Answers below are given word for word from the feedback forms.]  The session was to inform us about the US culture and the basic differences in Indian […]

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Culture Differences at Work – USA vs. India

The Powerpoint below was used as a conversation starter to initiate group discussions on the cultural differences on doing business and working in India from an American perspective.   I am interested to hear your feedback on this topic. If you have experience working between these two countries, please share your feedback in the commentary […]

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Differences AND Similarities: India & US Business Culture

One of the main reasons professionals opt for cross cultural training is to understand what differences (and hopefully similarities) exist between their culture and the host country so as to avoid misstep, offending the other person, and to be able to relate with their international business associates in a culturally sensitive way. Not only does […]

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