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#stayathome Hashtag in Different Languages

As we are in quarantine or lockdown and some are using the hashtag stayathome (stay at home), I thought to post on Facebook to ask my friends to post this hash tag in different languages. So, this information is crowdsourced!! Apologize in advance for any mistakes as I am not fluent in any other language beside English […]

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Balance Work-Home Life When WFH (Working From Home)

Many of us are now thrust, without preparation, planning or knowing what to do, into a working in a full digital environment- chats, instant messages, audio and video platforms -all from the comfort of our newly set-up home office.  This can, and often, does, change the dynamic between individuals and within teams. In the video […]

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Is the Term “Conference Call” Obsolete?

The other day I was reviewing a post from 2014 that used the term ‘conference call.’ As I was reviewing this post and debating on how to edit it, one of the biggest questions I had in my mind was,  “How common is the term conference call in 2020? And, how does this impact training […]

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Everyone Gets Heard During Stand-Up and Remote Meetings

Helping make virtual team  meetings more productive Distributed teams attend stand up meetings by web conferencing, con-call or other online collaborative tools. These meetings can be attended in various ways. In some cases, the entire team sits in one room and calls in. In many more cases, however, people tend to call in from different places, as […]

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How Fall Back Impacts Meetings Between India and the USA

In the fall, on the first Sunday of November, most Americans “gain an hour.” If you work with Americans from India, your meeting times will be moved ahead for one hour. Although your US client will be meeting you at 9am EST before or after the end of daylight saving time, you will feel a […]

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Coaching For Tech Workers: Building Communication Confidence and Cultural Competence

Has training not worked? Let’s try something different, more personalized with more long-lasting results: Coaching. Let’s talk about coaching for tech workers!  Coaching is not training or content delivery. No more boring PowerPoints or sitting quietly in the back of a packed training room. Virtual, online coaching is a dynamic interaction – candidates actively participate […]

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H1B Visa Interviews: 24 Questions and Answer Suggestions

For those planning to attend an interview for an H1B visa, this post can help you prepare for your H1B visa interview.  For those new to the US visa system, The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101 that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign […]

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Spring Forward: Idioms, Conversation Starters, Scheduling Changes

What is Spring Forward? Spring forward is a phrase that refers to daylight saving time (DST) in the spring in the northern hemisphere. In the US and Canada, daylight saving time will happens every year, the second Sunday of March at 2am (2019- March 10, 2am local time). During this time period, many local news […]

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Work With US Clients (From Offshore): An Online Facilitator-Led Program

Do your offshore counterparts or team members in India:  Shy away from small talk, only using English for technical discussions?  Speak good, clear, unaccented English, but can benefit from polishing their tone (word choices) when speaking with global team members?  Shy away from asking questions?  Say yes, but you aren’t sure if yes means “I […]

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Is it Possible to Fully Become Another Nationality?

Some believe you are only the nationality of your birth country. Some believe you can be the nationality of your host country. Some believe you can be a global citizen. Some people only live in one or two countries in their entire lifetime, while some others can live in a handful or twenty or thirty […]

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