Looking for a last minute Halloween costume?
Oct31

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume?

You’ve been invited to a Halloween party at an American classmate’s house, and realized adults actually wear costumes for this holiday! Not to worry, here are a few last minute ideas. All of these people have been very successful in business, with or without their MBAs. Steve Jobs With a black turtleneck shirt, blue jeans, and wire frame glasses, you become the legendary founder of Apple Inc. Marissa Mayer Not a natural...

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How to Contribute to Your MBA Study Group
Oct23

How to Contribute to Your MBA Study Group

A student shared recently that he is having a hard time contributing to his first year MBA study group. “The Americans never seem to stop talking,” he said. In response, we discussed four things that can help. Understand silence. People perceive silence differently around the world. For example, Japanese often use silence to demonstrate careful consideration of conversation points. Most Americans, however, are not...

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7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time
Oct05

7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time

Relying on email to schedule informational interviews? Voicemails can be a better way to get noticed and get on someone’s calendar. In today’s post, Stephen Key of Entrepreneur shares 7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time. Stephen’s advice fits with my experience. His most valuable point is leaving your name and number at the beginning and end of voicemails; you want to make it easy for people to call you...

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Mirroring American Body Language
Sep30

Mirroring American Body Language

One of the best ways to establish rapport and begin building good relationships is to mirror body language. Welcoming, competent body language differs across cultures. For example, in the USA, it’s important to make eye contact. It shows you are engaged in the conversation and demonstrates respect for the speaker. In a recent Entrepreneur article, Ivan Misner discusses eye contact as one of 4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know...

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How to Make a Great First Impression on Americans
Sep16

How to Make a Great First Impression on Americans

In today’s question of the week, Grayson answers, “How do I make a great first impression on Americans in networking and recruiting events?” She explains that making a great first impression on Americans is a balance between being confident and being casual, and gives you some ideas for achieving...

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