Beware the Baijiu!

Found this interesting tidbit from the U.S.-China Business Council on toasting etiquette in China: Toasting: Toasting is an indispensable component of the Chinese banquet and it begins when the principal host offers a welcoming toast. Toasts are typically short (2 to 4 minutes) and may consist of a simple welcome, a brief statement filled with


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If You Can’t Say It, Write It

Wedding toasts, as we’ve previously discussed, can be nerve wracking for the one expected to deliver this emotionally charged two minutes. The key issue is usually due to the pressure you put on yourself to perform perfectly and to summarize a lifetime of memories into less than 500 words. That’s when my clients turn to


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But What Did You Mean to Say?

A good speech is one that you deliver in your own voice. A good speechwriter can capture your voice, but only if: (a)   We can hear you talk unscripted using the lingo you would use in the speech – i.e. I need to hear you in a meeting if it’s a work speech. I need


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