Helping Danes and Americans
work better together
Book Kay for a speech or coaching
Kay Xander Mellish specializes in helping Danes and Americans work better together. Book Kay to deliver a presentation or half-day workshop to your team, or consider one-on-one coaching to help develop strategies for improved cross-cultural understanding. Kay can work with you either in-person or virtually, depending on your needs.
Get the “Working with” books
“Working with Americans: Tips for Danes” and “Working with Danes: Tips for Americans” are entertaining, easy-to-read collections of practical tips for Danes and Americans who want to work better together. The books cost DK150 on Amazon, Saxo, or from our webshop. Bulk purchase discounts available – or consider our fun flip book that includes both books.
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 hear the book free on Mofibo or 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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