Ascend continued to deliver its promises on its missions of professional development and leadership. Their last workshop on June 17 provided some important insight on social networking as well as a comfortable environment for many to practice their skills. The bonus of the night’s event was some extra information on wine and wine tasting – a topic often heard in conversations of those who can afford the finer things in life.

Unlike a typical social networking event where people walked around and talked, Ascend’s event provided group activities and discussions – many of which helped to break the ice and get some conversations going. Among the many conversations shared are some dynamic life-changing stories set off by a casual social meeting.


Ascend continued to deliver its promises on its missions of professional development and leadership. Their last workshop on June 17 provided some important insight on social networking as well as a comfortable environment for many to practice their skills. The bonus of the night’s event was some extra information on wine and wine tasting – a topic often heard in conversations of those who can afford the finer things in life.

Unlike a typical social networking event where people walked around and talked, Ascend’s event provided group activities and discussions – many of which helped to break the ice and get some conversations going. Among the many conversations shared are some dynamic life-changing stories set off by a casual social meeting.

The wine tasting expert later talked about how to differentiate the various “tastes” to a wine, including sensation, food pairing, and how the wine’s age relate to its taste and sensation.

Ascend’s next event, scheduled for July 16, is detailed below.

Executive Presence & Professionalism – “Take the Foreign out of International: How to Succeed at Work in the U.S. and Asia”

Bridging Asian and Western business practices in the U.S. requires patience and cultural savvy. What exactly are the cultural norms, values and expectations for Asian professionals at work? How can you demonstrate credibility, competence and confidence that will help you build positive relationships? Whether you interact with U.S. colleagues around a conference table, over the phone or by e-mail, this program will give you the tips and tools you need to be successful. Join Ascend to discuss these and other questions with author and speaker Nancy Mueller as she helps you navigate the customs, courtesies and communication challenges of connecting across cultural and international boundaries.

Build your cultural IQ by learning how to avoid faux pas and social misunderstandings that can get in the way of conducting business and building solid relationships. Explore ways to:
Recognize and adapt to diverse needs and expectations to enhance credibility and respect
Communicate appropriately and effectively to gain cooperation and commitment from others
Develop trust and rapport to build mutually beneficial, long-term relationships

Event Details:
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Registration starts at 4:30pm, Session starts promptly at 5:00pm

Location:
Deloitte Great Room
925 4th Ave, Suite 3300
Seattle WA, 98104

Cost:
Professional & Student Members: FREE
Non-Members: $20

Information and Registration:
http://www.ascendleadership.org/events/event_details.asp?id=111175
*Registration closes July 13, 2010


Speaker Biography:
Author and speaker Nancy Mueller helps clients build and nurture long-term professional relationships at home and abroad through business manners and cultural savvy, solid communication skills, and quality customer relations. Her clients include : The Boeing Company, Deloitte, Coca-Cola Enterprises, The University of Washington Executive MBA Program, and numerous national and local associations.

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