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Awkward moments every business travel has experienced

Traveling for business can often draw us out of our regular, comfortable routine, and therefore we are vulnerable to misunderstandings and awkward moments.  In the best cases, these moments make great stories to tell back at the office. Other times, things are better left untold.A table for one pleaseIntroverts, extroverts, loners… it doesn’t matter. Few … Continue reading Awkward moments every business travel has experienced

9 bulletproof conversation starters to break the ice at your next networking event

No matter what profession you are in, you can’t avoid networking. It’s key to professional success, but it often pushes past our comfort zone. Making connections at conferences and business events can be daunting and nerve-wracking. What are good conversations starters for networking? Some people are born networkers, but for the majority of the world, … Continue reading 9 bulletproof conversation starters to break the ice at your next networking event

Virtual meetings are not an alternative to corporate travel

A hilarious passage in David Foster Wallace’s popular and lengthy novel Infinite Jest recounts the rise and fall of the video calls. In the novel’s dystopia, after an interval of huge popularity, consumers abandon “videophony” and return to good-old voice-only telephoning for their ‘virtual meetings’ due to the emotional-stress provoked by video calls. In the … Continue reading Virtual meetings are not an alternative to corporate travel