Business Meeting Etiquette

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Business Meeting Etiquette

  1. 1. BUSINESS MEETING ETIQUETTE <ul><li>Attraction and satisfaction are the twin keywords of Australia Business Culture Etiquette . </li></ul><ul><li>Australians are not very formal so greetings are casual and relaxed. </li></ul><ul><li>A handshake and smile suffices. </li></ul><ul><li>Aussies prefer to use first names, even at the initial meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuality is important in business situations. It is better to arrive a few minutes early than to keep someone waiting. </li></ul>
  2. 2. DRESSINGS <ul><li>In corporate Australia, standard business dress is still very much the norm. </li></ul><ul><li>Dark suits and ties are the standard dress for management level businessmen with women wearing business suits with either skirts or trousers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GREETINGS & COURTESIES <ul><li>The appropriate greeting for both women and men is smiling, making eye contact, and shaking hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Handshakes are generally firm and brief, with a rapid, simple up-and-down motion. </li></ul><ul><li>However, be warned that a ‘weak’ or ‘limp’ handshake may leave your business contact with a poor impression. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also important to look Australians in the eye . </li></ul>
  4. 4. COMMUNICATION STYLES <ul><li>Australia is an English speaking country, although as a multi-cultural society over 100 other languages are spoken throughout different ethnic communities. </li></ul><ul><li>All business will be conducted in English </li></ul>

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