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Sharon Schweitzer, JD


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Business Etiquette questions related to domestic and international business, including executive manners, email, customer service, greetings, gift-giving, contract negotiation, dining styles, cross-cultural communication and marketing across cultures.

Experience in the area

Cross-cultural & international etiquette expert, corporate trainer, Kirkus-acclaimed and Best-selling author of Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Business Guide. Sharon’s dynamic, engaging and interactive delivery includes her humorous experiences in 60 countries on seven continents. Sharon provides organizations, law firms, universities and executive teams with practical techniques to improve business communication and increase revenue. Topics: Global Leadership, Global Competence Assessment, Cross-Cultural Communication, Multi-Cultural Sales and Marketing, International Manners and Etiquette.


2014-2017 Westlake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Economic Development Director 2014-15 International Business Council Executive Committee, Austin Chamber of Commerce 2013-15 International Business Coalition Member & Sponsor, Austin Chamber of Commerce Member & Annual Conference Presenter, SIETAR-USA Life & Sustaining Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation Fellow, Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation 1998 Leadership Austin Graduate Past Chair, Labor & Employment Section, Austin Bar Assoc. Past Chair, Technology Section, Austin Bar Assoc.


My writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Bangkok Post, Fortune, Psychology Today, YoungUpStarts, CEO, Business2Community, Examiner, Internations, Small Business Opportunities, Phoenix Business Journal, Diversity Woman, Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Global HRD, American Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, NSIDE Business, The Society Diaries, and many others.


Participant, Summer Intercultural Institute Porland, Oregon Accredited Lecturer, Multicultural Management, Hofstede Centre, Finland J.D. South Texas College of Law, Texas USA Certificate, University of Oxford Oxford, England B.A. Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio USA

Awards and Honors

*2015 Finalist, International Business Awards, City of Austin & Austin Chamber of Commerce *2015 Kirkus Star, Kirkus Book Reviews: Access to Asia is an outstanding guidebook that plies the cultural waters of Asia and offers insider tips for developing successful business relationships. Intercultural consultant Schweitzer and consultant/author Alexander have crafted an invaluable reference guide that is comprehensive and fascinating. *2015 Winner, International Book Awards, Best New Non-Fiction *2009 Honoree & Co-Keynote Speaker, Annual Women's Luncheon, City of Austin Small Business Development Program, Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Austin Women

Past/Present Clients

Benesh Law, Charles University (Prague), Capitol Corporate Services, Hilton Hotels, Huston-Tillotson University, MD Anderson, Ohio State University, University of Texas, and many more.

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Recent Answers from Sharon Schweitzer, JD

2016-12-07 Holiday etiquette question:

Good afternoon Mary,     Thank you for contacting me. Radio is so much fun!  I would be delighted to work with you and Mathew Blades in the morning.   Do you have specific dates in mind? Please share your

2016-05-26 Job Interview:

Dear Ms. Chloe,    Congratulations on your graduation from college. This is quite an accomplishment! You are a savvy young graduate to be preparing for your interviews so thoroughly.     #1. As far as

2015-08-12 Business Etiquette:

Dear Ms. Julie,    Thank you for your question about the difference between Business Etiquette and Social Etiquette.   Social etiquette is based on gender and business etiquette is based on precedence


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