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Another language altogether? Business etiquette
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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Feb 4, 2002

From FITA:



Although it sometimes seems like the business world is getting standardized, and people are all starting to dress and act the same, don\'t be fooled -- we\'re still a very diverse planet, and local customs have deep roots.



That\'s why you need a site like ExecutivePlanet.com\'s Business Etiquette and Culture page at www.executiveplanet.com/community/default.asp

This page has detailed instructions on how to conduct yourself in business settings in dozens of countries. You\'ll find everything from how to dress for a meeting in Italy (formal is best) to body language in Brazil (stand close to the other person and maintain eye contact) to scores of other topics. There\'s also a message board, and a new section with tips for women. This site will help you avoid gaffes that could undermine your business relationships.





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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Reference Site on Cultural Issues Apr 14, 2010

A very interesting point - despite globalisation, cultural awareness is still important when you go abroad.

I have found an interesting site containing country guides about elementary cultural considerations:

http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/country-profiles.html

It covers over 50 countries.


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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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Another antique thread resuscitated Apr 14, 2010

At least, this time it's only 8 years old.

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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Full bingo... Apr 15, 2010

Madeleine MacRae Klintebo wrote:

At least, this time it's only 8 years old.


and that makes it the 3th or 4th within some 7 days :-S


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