Hire Kay for consulting or a half-day workshop
Experiencing cultural differences between US and Danish colleagues, or with your customers or suppliers in the US or Denmark? Kay Xander Mellish can help. Book Kay for a consulting session with your CEO or HR team to develop strategies for cross-cultural understanding and better working environments.
Book Kay for a presentation
Kay is a popular public speaker who appears all over Denmark and throughout Europe. You can book Kay for one of her standard speeches, or have a presenation specifically tailored to your group and your challenges. Kay can also deliver online presentations from her home in Copenhagen.
“How are you?” Small talk and how to do it
In this excerpt from “Working with Americans: Tips for Danes”, Kay Xander Mellish offers tips for answering the inevitable American question “How are you?”.
She also explains how to make small talk with US business partners – and sometimes with their spouses, who are often invited to business dinners.
How to speak “Amerikansk”
In this excerpt from “Working with Americans: Tips for Danes”, Kay Xander Mellish clears up some minor points of language that can trip up Danes.
(By the way, americansk, the Danish word for the language spoken in the US, is not translated directly. Most Americans will just say they speak English.)
Why you need to act excited to succeed in the US
In this excerpt from “Working with Americans: Tips for Danes,” Kay Xander Mellish talks about the enthusiasm and energy that defines Americans and American business, and advises Danes that their calm, mature, “no big arm movements” demeanor may be seen as disinterest or even boredom by their US counterparts.
Why you are getting cc’d on so many emails
In this excerpt from the book “Working with Americans: Tips for Danes”, Kay Xander Mellish explains why your US reports may insist on “keeping you in the loop” on matters that don’t interest you at all. It all goes back to the fearsome US litigation environment: with that little “cc”, your colleagues are passing legal responsibility on to you, and covering their own backsides if it all goes wrong.
Contact Kay to book a seminar, webinar, or consulting session
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