Language can greatly affect your business, regardless if you’ve made the move to international markets or not. With our increasingly interconnected society and our growing global economy, it’s important to take other cultures into account when creating a business strategy. Whether you plan on learning a new language, or just becoming aware of what potential clients and customers are speaking, this article is here as an outline to the most powerful voices in business. Mandarin
Do you love to travel? Do you learn a lot from your new cultural experiences? Have you ever faced an issue or experienced a problem while abroad? These experiences can all be utilized to boost your resume and to answer interview questions.
Let’s begin by addressing that traveling and experiencing new cultures is a great learning experience that exposes you to new ideas. It also shows that you are a person willing to be put in new situations, you can adapt to changes easi
If you have ever traveled to a new country or even a new city it is quite clear to see that the culture you experience there is different from the culture that you are used to. People may speak differently to one another, they may use different body language, and they may relay information in different ways. The best way to deconstruct and communicate effectively with these new cultures is by analyzing their cultural tendencies.
These tendencies include: indirect and dir
Accidentally mistranslating a word in a casual conversation or on a sign is typically seen as a funny situation that everyone can get a good laugh from. However, this is not always the case. There have been multiple moments in history that could have had a happier ending had it not been for a mistranslation. One moment in history you may recall is the US bombing of Hiroshima that took place in August of 1945. When the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima it killed over 90,
Have you ever traveled somewhere where people were on a completely different time schedule than you? That’s because different countries have varying definitions of punctuality and what it means to be on time. For example, Germans live by the clock culture, while Italians are very laid back and have a “go with the flow” mentality. Ancient countries like Egypt and India don’t even really believe in time, they think it is natural and therefore minutes or even hours shouldn't be