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Your guide to United States: Kate Berardo
Web site: [culturosity.com]
About your guide:
Kate Berardo is a Northwestern educated intercultural specialist who helps people create paths of intercultural awareness, build global careers, and function effectively in a variety of life and work environments. She is the founder of the web portal Culturosity.com, and the co-author of Putting Diversity to Work, a workbook that helps managers leverage the diversity present in their organizations to improve working environments and increase profitability. Kate recently moved from Sapporo, Japan to the South of France to develop innovative cultural awareness tools and programs. Having traveled to over 25 countries and lived on three continents, Kate has a deep understanding of the intricacies of working across borders and barriers. She can be reached at: [email protected]
United States: About the United States - An Introduction Part 1 Geography, regions & subcultures
United States: About the United States - An Introduction Part 2 Working the 'American Way'
United States: About the United States - An Introduction Part 3 A Modern Day Portrait of the United States
United States: Appointment Alert! Making appointments
United States: Business Dress Guidelines for business dress
United States: Conversation Welcome topics of conversation
United States: First Name or Title? Addressing others with respect
United States: Gift Giving Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift
United States: Let's Make a Deal! - Part 1 What you should know before negotiating
United States: Let's Make a Deal! - Part 2 What you should know before negotiating
United States: Prosperous Entertaining - Part 1 Entertaining for business success
United States: Prosperous Entertaining - Part 2 Entertaining for business success
United States: Public Behaviour Acceptable public conduct
Useful Web Sites for the United States
United States Business Etiquette and Culture
This guide to United States business etiquette and culture covers many aspects of doing business in United States. It is our goal to provide practical, accurate, and up-to-date tips on United States business culture and etiquette, written by experts in business consulting in United States. We encourage visitors to leave questions or comments on on our discussion boards, moderated by experts in intercultural training and business. Your contributions help us make Executive Planet™ the most comprehensive resource on Kate Berardo business etiquette and culture on the Internet.
This guide contains the following articles:
Let's Make a Deal - negotiating tactics, the value of connections, recommended business card style and content, business card protocol, sitting and presenting yourself in meetings, language for brochures and promotional material, pace of business, preferred presentation styles, final agreements, thinking styles, adherance to company policy, and more on United States business culture . . . Prosperous Entertaining - typical mealtimes throughout the day, best venues for business entertaining, punctuality for social events, dinner table seating etiquette, mealtime etiquette, importance of alcohol, toasting, guidelines for hosting a banquet/social event, what foods should be served/avoided, accepting and declining invitations, and more on United States business etiquette. . . Appointment Alert! - typical vacation times, recommended apppointment times, length of the lunch hour, signals that indicate beginning or end of an appointment, best arrival time (early, late, right on time), and more on United States business culture. . . Gift Giving - recommended gifts, gifts to avoid, good and bad colours for wrapping paper, how to present a gift to individuals and groups, guidelines for receiving gifts, and more on United States business culture. . . First Name or Title? - using titles such as 'Doctor', naming conventions to avoid, when to use first names, and more. . . Public Behaviour - how to greet strangers and introduce yourself, the rules for men shaking hands with women, acceptable demeanor, rules for eye contact, gestures/sayings to avoid, and more on United States business culture. . . Business Dress - is dress modest, conservative, etc., specific dress requirements for men and women, what visitors should wear to social functions, and more on United States business culture. . Conversation - welcome and unwelcome topics of conversation, the role of compliments, the tone of voice to be used, whether your hosts are physical or more reserved, and more on United States business etiquette. .. . .