Encourage Indian Teams to Participate in Stand-up Meetings

Uncovering ways to encourage Indian teams to participate in standup meetings is one of the areas that we shine. One of the concerns some of those who work with Indians who are not familiar with India wonder is, “How fluent are Indians in English, and will they speak up during meetings?”    Teams I tend […]

Confidently Drive Client Meetings (When It’s New to You)

Now that we are all working from home, with team members and managers also working from their respective homes, there may be times when you may need to conduct client meetings without their participation or direction. Normally, you are in the office with your team. Normally, you see your team everyday, face to face. Normally, […]

Help me Have a Conversation with an American!

Meet Rakhesh, a typical Keralite who grew up studying in a Malayalam medium school, started using English while in college, and has been struggling for the past 30 years to have a conversation with an American. Read his profile, and listen to the video below for my suggested remedies which we applied in coaching sessions.  […]

How are you holding up? – When to ask and how to answer

When times are stressful or life is challenging, especially during our #stayathome and lockdown times, people may ask each other “How are you holding up?” to start a conversation. Learn more about this question, how it compares to the small talk opener “How are you?” and how to answer it. [Transcript of the video follows.] […]

Ways to Say Thank You or Acknowledge Someone

“You can never say thank you enough!” When anyone asks me what is the #1 tip they can apply today in communicating and relationship building with their US counterpart, this is my answer. Saying “Thank You” is important in American culture. Thank yous can be used when someone does something nice for you or simply […]

How to Start a Chat with a US American Person

Do you want to start an online chat with a US American?  Recently, a few of my friends in the US who weren’t familiar with Indian culture reached out to me with this concern, “A few people from India reached out to me to be my Facebook friend.. but why are they asking me if […]

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