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This Switzerland Power Point highlights these facts and much more including: 18 Points on General Information, 8 Points on Family Life, 14 Points on Food, 8 Points on Food Etiquette, 21 Points on ...

This Switzerland Power Point highlights these facts and much more including: 18 Points on General Information, 8 Points on Family Life, 14 Points on Food, 8 Points on Food Etiquette, 21 Points on Social Etiquette, 19 Points on Business Etiquette, and 10 Points on Trivia.

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    • Switzerland
    • Program Objectives (1 of 2)
      • Build upon your existing knowledge of Switzerland ’s culture
      • Learn the geography and demography of the country
      • Test how much you know about the family life, values, and framework of Swiss culture
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    • Program Objectives (2 of 2)
      • Identify the connection between culture and food in Switzerland
      • Consider the guidelines for proper etiquette on a social and business level
      • Learn interesting, fun and little-known facts and trivia
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    • General Information (1 of 4)
      • Official name : the Swiss Confederation
      • Population : 7,782,900 people
      • Size : 41,284 square km (15,940 squares miles)
        • Slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
      • Capital : Bern
      • Largest city : Zurich
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    • General Information (2 of 4)
      • Location : Landlocked country situated in Western Europe
        • Bordered by Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Lichtenstein
        • Territory divided into two parts by the Alps: the Central Plateau and the Jura
      • Government : Federal State with a parliamentary system and a direct democracy
      • Currency : Swiss franc
      • Drives : Right
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    • General Information (3 of 4)
      • Calling code : 41
      • Official languages : German, French, Italian, Romansh
      • Religion : 79.2% Christian, 11.1% without any religious affiliation, 4.3% Muslim, 0.2% Jewish
      • Ethnic Groups : German-speaking, French-speaking, Italian-speaking and Romansh
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    • General Information (4 of 4)
      • Exports : Machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products
      • Imports : Machinery, chemicals, vehicles, metals; agricultural products, textiles
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    • Family Life (1 of 3)
      • The Swiss tend to marry relatively late in life
        • They concentrate on their training and career before starting a family
      • Swiss women are among the oldest in Europe at the birth of their 1 st child
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    • Family Life (2 of 3)
      • Most couples typically have 1 to 2 children
      • Financial difficulties are the primary reason for the restriction of family size
      • In Switzerland, large flats are extremely expensive and there is a shortage of affordable child care
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    • Family Life (3 of 3)
      • Divorces are very common, with 52.6% of all Swiss marriages end in divorce
      • Couples will not get married until they have been fully educated and until they can financially support the education of their future children
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    • Food (1 of 6)
      • Swiss food is greatly influenced by its neighboring countries, namely Italy, Germany and France
        • However, the Swiss also have indigenous dishes
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    • Food (2 of 6)
      • The Swiss are historically a nation of farmers
      • Specialties are fresh potatoes and cheeses (rosti, fondue, raclette), and more exquisite ingredients like chocolate
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    • Food (3 of 6)
      • The four linguistic regions of Switzerland (German, Italian, French and Romansh) all provide specialty dishes
      • In the French region , fondue is the most popular item
        • Fondue is made of melted cheese in which small pieces of food are dipped and eaten
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    • Food (4 of 6)
      • In the Germanic region , rosti is the most famous item
        • Rosti is a simple dish similar to hash browns, often dressed with a parsley garnish
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    • Food (5 of 6)
      • In the Italian region of Switzerland, polenta is popular
        • For centuries, polenta was a meal for the poor
        • It is now a staple of this region, made from boiled cornmeal and often supplemented with fresh salami and other meats
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    • Food (6 of 6)
      • In the Romansh region of Switzerland, the most famous item is chur meat pie
        • The most popular soup from this region is the Graubunden Barley Soup
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    • Food Etiquette (1 of 3)
      • The host proposes the first toast , do not drink until after the toast
      • Keep your hands on the table at all times during a meal and your elbows off of it
      • Cut potatoes, soft foods and salads with a fork, not a knife
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    • Food Etiquette (2 of 3)
      • Break bread with your hands, not with a knife
      • Sample everything offered to you and try to eat everything on your plate
      • Leave a party no later than midnight
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    • Food Etiquette (3 of 3)
      • When invited to someone ’s home, always bring a small gift for the hostess and a small gift for the children
        • Never give red roses or carnations (these indicate love) or white chrysanthemums or white asters (these are brought to funerals only)
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    • Social Etiquette (1 of 7)
      • The Swiss value cleanliness, honesty, hard work and material possessions
        • They are very proud of their environment and have a long tradition of freedom
        • They are proud of their neutrality and promotion of worldwide peace
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    • Social Etiquette (2 of 7)
      • The Swiss have a deep-rooted respect for saving and the material wealth it brings
        • They value sobriety, thrift, tolerance, punctuality and a sense of responsibility
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    • Social Etiquette (3 of 7)
      • Shake hands with everyone present (men, women and children) at business or social meetings
        • Shake hands again while leaving
        • Handshakes are firm and with direct eye contact
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    • Social Etiquette (4 of 7)
      • First names are reserved for close friends and families
      • Poor posture is frowned upon
      • Do not point your index finger to your head, this is an insult
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    • Social Etiquette (5 of 7)
      • The Swiss take punctuality with social and business meeting very seriously
      • Generally, English is spoken in business with foreigners
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    • Social Etiquette (6 of 7)
      • Be punctual
      • Show great respect for elderly
      • Do not litter, chew gum or clean your fingernails in public
      • Keep your hands out of your pockets when talking with others
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    • Social Etiquette (7 of 7)
      • Swiss people are relatively private
        • Avoid asking personal questions
      • Their communication style can be sober and dry
        • Avoid jokes and banter
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    • Business Etiquette (1 of 6)
      • The Swiss tend to get right down to business after a few minutes of small talk
        • It is not acceptable to call a Swiss businessperson at home
        • At business meeting, men must wear suit and ties, while women wear suits or dresses
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    • Business Etiquette (2 of 6)
      • Business luncheons are more common than business breakfasts
        • Business entertainment is almost always done at a restaurant
      • Spouses are almost always included at business dinners
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    • Business Etiquette (3 of 6)
      • The Swiss will get the best deal possible in their negotiations
        • Swiss are never aggressive or demanding
        • They display a quiet self-confidence and a no-nonsense approach and refuse to rush a decision
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    • Business Etiquette (4 of 6)
      • The Swiss take punctuality for business and social meetings very seriously and expect that you will do likewise
        • Call if you will be delayed
      • Business cards in English are acceptable
        • Give a card to each person you meet (from the secretary on up)
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    • Business Etiquette (5 of 6)
      • Business climate is conservative
      • Presentations and written materials must be organized, thorough and detailed
      • Meetings are generally impersonal, orderly, efficient and task-oriented
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    • Business Etiquette (6 of 6)
      • The Swiss are fair bargainers , although they are not hagglers
        • Discussions are in-depth, detailed, cautious, and often a bit pessimistic
        • Decisions are made methodically
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    • Trivia (1 of 3)
      • The average Swiss eats 23 lbs of chocolate a year compared to the 11.7 lbs consumed by each American
      • James Bond ’s mother is Swiss
      • The Swiss flag is the only square flag amongst the United Nations
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    • Trivia (2 of 3)
      • Roughly 60% of Switzerland ’s electricity is hydroelectric power
      • Switzerland has over 1,500 lakes!
      • The CHF 1,000 bill is the highest denomination note in the world
      • Swiss army knives are red so they can be seen easily in the snow
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    • Trivia (3 of 3)
      • Swiss women are expected to live six years longer than men
      • 70% of Switzerland is covered in mountains
      • Most homes have bunkers , a result of Cold War concerns about nuclear war
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