Helping Danes and Americans
Work better together
Book Kay for a speech or half-day workshop
Kay Xander Mellish helps companies in Denmark and the US work better together. Her half-day workshops examine the expectations both sides bring to the table, and help them develop strategies for cross-cultural understanding and better mutual understanding.
Get the “Working with Americans” book
“Working with Americans: Tips for Danes” is an entertaining, easy-to-read collection of practical tips for Danes who want to work better with their American colleagues, customers, and suppliers. The book costs DK125 on Amazon, Saxo, or from our webshop. Bulk purchase discounts available.
Hear the “Working with Americans” audiobook
Hear Kay’s tips on working better with Americans while you drive, work out, or tidy up the house with our “Working with Americans” audiobook, which has a running time of 2 hours. Kay reads the text herself. You can get the book free with a trial subscription to Amazon’s Audible service.
“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.
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