Putting the Social in Social Media for Newbies

“I really have to get on the bandwagon!” is a common lament for business owners, artists or entrepreneurs who are “non-digital natives”–people of an age who didn’t grow up with technology but now need to rely on it to continue to evolve their business. And even when you are ready to dive in, it can…

3 Secrets to Happy Working Mom Intercultural Talk

Three Secrets to Being a Happy Working Mom

“Wash the dishes to wash the dishes.” –Thich Nhat Hahn By Deanna Shoss, President, Intercultural Talk, Inc., and mom to Lucca, 15. 1. Teach everyone to cook and do laundry One red sock in my husband’s white load and a missed iPhone left in a pocket, and I am officially banned from washing anyone’s clothes…

Burning Bridge

How Not to End a Business Relationship

Sometimes business relationships end. It just happens. Customers move and need something closer. People’s needs, lifestyle or priorities change. Maybe a client wants to try something new, but may come back when they find the ease of working with a trusted partner is value added. Of course it’s disappointing.  Of course you may be thinking…

Use these Communication Techniques for a Happier Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day comes love, and with love comes communication and its counterpart, miscommunication. In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing helpful tips for communicating with loves ones. I hope these will come in handy. The “Is this on?” response. You say something to your darling sweetie and there’s no answer.  For example: “Honey, my…

The Women’s March, Take 17

I sit stroking the hair of my two year old granddaughter Katia. She was born when personal choice was banned and family planning was defunded at the same time, coincidentally coinciding with my son’s ‘coming of age’. I sob as I read the form letter just received from the government, telling me that my son…