Latvia
Family Life  (3 of 4) <ul><li>Older people are viewed as wise and granted  lots of respect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latvians ...
Social Etiquette  (3 of 4) <ul><li>Latvians have  stoic facial expressions  and  do not quickly smile </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Business Etiquette  (1 of 5) <ul><li>Meetings  may begin with a speech  from the most senior Latvian attending </li></ul><...
Trivia  (1 of 2) <ul><li>Cell phone coverage  is 99% </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30,000 different  Latvian folk songs  have bee...
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  1. 1. Latvia
  2. 2. Family Life (3 of 4) <ul><li>Older people are viewed as wise and granted lots of respect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latvians expect the most senior person, by age or position to make decisions that are in the best interest of the group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Latvians are reserved and formal when dealing with outsiders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are private, do not show flaunt possessions or display emotion </li></ul></ul>www.readysetpresent.com Page
  3. 3. Social Etiquette (3 of 4) <ul><li>Latvians have stoic facial expressions and do not quickly smile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Although, they will warm up once they get to know you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A quick, firm handshake with direct eye contact is the traditional greeting </li></ul>www.readysetpresent.com Page
  4. 4. Business Etiquette (1 of 5) <ul><li>Meetings may begin with a speech from the most senior Latvian attending </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If so, the most senior member from your team must respond </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Businesses are hierarchical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decisions are made at the top of company information flows down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make initial introductions as far up the hierarchy as possible </li></ul></ul>www.readysetpresent.com Page
  5. 5. Trivia (1 of 2) <ul><li>Cell phone coverage is 99% </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30,000 different Latvian folk songs have been created over the last few thousands years </li></ul><ul><li>Latvia has 1 of the highest suicide rates in the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranked 8th out of 101 countries by the World Health Organization </li></ul></ul>www.readysetpresent.com Page
  6. 6. Download “Latvia” PowerPoint presentation at ReadySetPresent.com <ul><li>34 slides include : 18 Points on General Information, 18 Points on Family Life, 23 Points on Food, 12 Points on Food Etiquette, 13 Points on Social Etiquette, 17 Points on Business Etiquette, and 6 Points on Trivia.   </li></ul>www.readysetpresent.com Page Royalty Free - Use Them Over and Over Again.

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