Free Tutorials on Business E-mail Writing Skills

Are you looking for some free tutorials on business e-mail writing skills?  Look no further! E-mail writing is a skill. And, like any skill, it needs to be practiced. Business e-mails should influence the reader to think something good about us and feel something good about us so that they will do something with or […]

“What’s Your Name?” Small Talk Questions in the U.S.

While many global team members may not use this question on daily calls, “What is your name?” is a common question that could be used when meeting global stakeholders for the first time in face to face or virtual meetings.  How to use, understand and answer to the question “What is your name?”: When to […]

“How Was Your Weekend?” – Small Talk Questions & Conversations

Mondays can be tough! To ease into work related conversations, the small talk question, “How was your weekend?” is often used.  This is a common and acceptable small talk question to use to start meetings or conversations on Mondays. If you are in the U.S., this question can be used on Mondays instead of, “How […]

Small Talk About The Weekend With American Counterparts

“Happy Weekend”  “What are your weekend plans?”  These are two common ways I have heard people in Kerala, India greet each other on Fridays at work. Let’s look at a few ways Americans use English to talk about the weekend with their colleagues at work.  In the video below, Jennifer Kumar from Authentic Journeys shares […]

“How was your day?” – Common Small Talk Questions in the U.S.A.

Learn more about the question “How’s your day?” “How was your day?” is a common question asked in the U.S. In this video I share variations of this question along with common types of answers.  In case you can’t see the video, click here. >In our small talk training, your team will learn how to apply […]

Difference Between Small Talk in the U.S. & India

The Small Talk Seminar is one of the most popular training programs offered through Authentic Journeys; over 1,000 people have attended it so far.  Based on the lessons I have learned delivering this session to over 1,000 professionals, I will share some of the dos and don’ts of small talk, including:  What are common questions […]

Fun Things To Do on America’s Independence Day

Many newcomers to the US wonder what kind of fun activities there are to do to celebrate or commemorate Independence Day (July 4th). Actually, while the list is long and endless, I’d like to share a few things you can consider doing during the 4th of July holidays in the US.  Events and Fun Things to Do […]


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