Global etiquette

Handshake alternatives for a germ-filled world

By Arden / October 14, 2014 /

Today when I called my doctor to make an appointment for my annual exam the scheduler asked me several questions – “Have you been out of the country within the past 21 days?” “Have you been around anyone who has been out of the country within the past 21 days?” “Are you sick?” I knew…

Read More

National Etiquette Week: From poison to throat slitting, the evolution of etiquette

By Arden / May 14, 2014 /

It’s National Etiquette Week; a recognition of the importance of etiquette and protocol in all aspects of our lives. Today’s post is about how the word and emphasis on etiquette began and some etiquette practices that have evolved from centuries ago.

Read More

Doing business in Asian countries

By Arden / March 14, 2011 /

A colleague of mine contacted me about giving a business etiquette training to a group of Southeast Asian business people visiting Seattle. I have been hired to give trainings on the business etiquette practices and culture of Japanese people so I know how differently Americans and Asians approach business. I find it very interesting, and…

Read More