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How is Valentine's Day Celebrated Around the World?

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Have you ever wondered how other cultures celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Does everyone give gifts?

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So Sochi: Spotlight on Russian Culture

So Sochi: Spotlight on Russian Culture

The winter Olympics have just started in Sochi and Russia expects a lot from it as the Olympic Games always represent the opportunity to shine in the world.

The international attention that this event draws to 'the Motherland' will be an excellent opportunity to share some of its culture.

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Cultural Tips on Doing Business in Germany for British Exporters

Cultural Tips on Doing Business in Germany for British Exporters

In January 2014 I participated at the event ‘Doing Business in Germany’ hosted by UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) in Bristol.

This event was held due to the upcoming German trade fair Hannover Messe and CeBIT to enable UK businesses to see the export opportunities available.

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Watching Cultural Differences at the Airport

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Chances are you have been to an airport at least once in your life: thus, the fact that airports can be characterised as culturally diverse places is probably nothing new to you.

Of course, airport staff should be prepared to cope with people from all over the world. But how should they handle all these different cultures?

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What are Some Interesting Things About Brazil?

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Brazil! Brazil! Brazil!

The country is the fifth largest economy in the world and covers over nearly half of the South American continent.

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DVDs on Cultural Awareness When Working Abroad

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We no longer sell DVDs.

Please refer to our online courses instead.

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New Soft-Skills Business Training DVD Titles

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We no longer sell DVDs.

Please refer to our eLearning courses instead.

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How is Easter Celebrated Around the World?

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Easter is nearly upon us and will be celebrated across the world!

Here in the UK we have seen chocolate eggs of all sorts on our market shelves for weeks.

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Cultural Differences in Facial Expressions

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Recent studies on facial expressions have destroyed any suggestions that facial expressions convey the same emotions or meanings all over the world.

In an article on Al Jazeera America, Matthew Hutson states that when it comes to facial expressions, the general assumption is that people all over the world express the same emotion with the same facial expression.

However, according to Hutson, a number of psychologists have recently refuted this view.

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What is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development?

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In 2001, the UN General Assembly declared May 21st to the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development due to UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in the same year.

This day is dedicated to enhance our understanding of values of cultural divergence and raise awareness for cultural differences for a better collaboration around the world.

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Cultural Differences Originate from Different Farming Methods

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According to new research, the cultural divide between the West and the East can be explained by the type of farming methods used between the regions.

As rice requires more human labour, researchers say it’s no wonder that people in the East are more interdependent.

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Lessons from the World Cup - Coaching your Way to Success

Lessons from the World Cup - Coaching your Way to Success

It was all over the news, on the radio, on TV all day, finally…. the World Cup has started!

Football is an excellent example demonstrating how culture impacts life and business.

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New Management Book on How to Deal with Different Cultures

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Recently, expert on global leadership, Erin Meyer, published a new book that aims to help managers lead global teams.

By using an eight-scale framework, team leaders can guide their teams to a more effective method of working.

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How do Cultural Differences Impact Company Security?

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We love to look at different takes on cultural differences.

Understanding culture, and how it impacts your business, isnt just about dos and dont's.

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Cultural Differences in Values and the Ways We Work

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If you work cross-culturally, whether abroad or at home, chances are you have found yourself in a situation whereby you find yourself a little lost with the way people work and/or behave.

Sometimes, this comes down to culture - i.e. differences in values and how this translates into the way someone carries themselves at work.

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Italian Hotel Owner Creates Etiquette 101 for 'Rude Russian Tourists'

Italian Hotel Owner Creates Etiquette 101 for 'Rude Russian Tourists'

Russians have a reputation for being loud and rowdy tourists when they travel abroad.

However, this might soon be a thing of the past as an Italian hotel owner has created an etiquette guide for Russians who are visiting Italy this summer to try and temper their 'uncouth' ways.

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Seeking Future African Cross Cultural Trainers

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Global Training Manager, Caroline, gives some insight into an upcoming train-the-trainer course for business professionals looking to become cultural awareness trainers and coaches.

The 29th September till 1st October 2014 are going to be three very exciting days!

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Does Cultural Diversity Make You Smarter?

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Being surrounded by other cultures can bring a great deal of benefits.

New research has shown that living in a culturally diverse community can even make you smarter!

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How Cultural Differences Impact Interior Design

How Cultural Differences Impact Interior Design

Culture impacts almost everything we do - including interior design! 

As such, regardless of the business we work in, one should always be aware of cultural differences. 

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What can French and German Movie Trailers Can Teach Us About Cultural Differences?

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What can movie trailers teach us about cultural differences in advertising and marketing?

A lot argues interculturalist, Désirée Gergen.

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