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Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands Author Terri Morrison to Speak at Clarkson University on Wednesday

International business protocol expert Terri Morrison, the author of Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Communicating Across Cultures, will speak at Clarkson University this Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. in the Barben Rooms of the Cheel Campus Center (#12 on the map at The event is free and open to the public.

Terri MorrisonIn a global economy, it is crucial for business people to be sensitive to cultural differences. And although the best reason for doing so may be ethical, it’s great for business as well. Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands is an invaluable book for “doing well while doing good” in intercultural relations, covering the protocols of appointments, business entertaining, greetings, forms of address, gestures, dress, and gifts in 60 of the nations in which you’re most likely to be doing business.

Morrison is co-author of nine books, including Dun & Bradstreet’s Guide to Doing Business Around the World. She conducts seminars in intercultural communications, diversity & inclusion and writes for many publications. Her most recent book, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Sales & Marketing is also an bestseller, and was #2 on BusinessWeek’s best business book list.

This year, she is working on her 10th book, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Courtrooms and Corporate Counsels, which is scheduled to be published by the American Bar Association.

Morrison’s keynotes on intercultural communications, diversity, and globalization are informative and entertaining. Seminar clients include multinationals like AT&T, Accenture, The American Bar Association, and American Airlines.

Morrison has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, the BBC, and NPR. She has been profiled and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Asia Times, Investor’s Weekly, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

She is president of Getting Through Customs, developers of the Kiss Bow or Shake Hands Database – now available through McGraw-Hill Digital. She also serves on the MBA Career Advisory Council at Drexel University.

The event is sponsored by SPECTRUM and is part of its We’re The Future Series.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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