Friday, May 16, 2008

What time is the train? call? dinner?

Is your personal clock on a 12 or 24 hour cycle? When exactly is 8 o'clock or 18 o’clock? Before venturing into the world (in person, on-line, via phone, joining a conference call) take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with how time is counted at your destination.

It’s difficult to confirm a reservation, tell a driver when to pick you up if your description of time is in 12 hour increments, where 8 o’clock can be morning or evening, and everyone else is on a 24 hour system where 8 is AM and 8 in the evening is Twenty hours. Don’t miss the dinner, driver, train, plane or call. For help, check Especially useful is the meeting planner tool that allows you quickly see the times in three cities of your choice.

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