Three Etiquette Sites
Thread poster: Evert DELOOF-SYS

Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Jul 10, 2002


As business becomes more global, many of us have realized that manners and etiquette -- knowing how to behave in various business settings -- are at least as important as price and product quality. For some useful pointers on this, visit Business Etiquette at

a site with articles that show you how to behave in business situations. It\'s well worth a look, if you want to learn how to negotiate any business situation with style and grace.

And here\'s a similar site.

I\'ve never traveled to Tajikistan, but I\'ll know how to behave if I ever do. I\'ll know, for instance, that it\'s good manners to take off my shoes (but not socks) if I enter someone\'s house, and never to turn bread upside down.

I learned this at the Bag-Lady at

which is a valuable reference tool for people doing business internationally. Simply click on \"Countries A-Z\" at the home page, then select a country, click on the type of information you want (social profile, business profile, demographics, etc.), and click on \"Build profile\" at the bottom of the page. In seconds you\'ll get detailed information about the country you selected

And here\'s a third one:

I\'m your typical white male of European descent, and I rarely touch people in a normal business conversation. If I ever do business in Brazil, however, I\'ll have to get used to people touching my arm, elbow, and back, because that\'s an accepted part of Brazilian body language. I learned that at the Window on the World Country Profiles page at

This page has useful information about the customs and etiquette of many countries in the world.

It\'s better than many of the business etiquette sites I\'ve seen, because it\'s more comprehensive.

It gives you details about local corporate culture, dining entertainment, gift-giving customs, how to dress, and much more.

There are also tips especially for women, to help them successfully negotiate the local business scene.


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Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Evert Jul 10, 2002

That was interesting and fun. Too bad as a freelancer I\'ll never have an office holiday party...


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José Luis Villanueva-Senchuk  Identity Verified
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Protocol...manners..... Jul 10, 2002



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Marsel de Souza  Identity Verified
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The Economist's Cities Guide Jul 10, 2002


Great links on etiquette, Evert. This reminded me of a section in the Economist Magazine called \"Cities Guide\". It contains very interesting info about many business cities around the world. The info on business etiquette is particularly amusing.



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