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  1. 1. PRESENTED BY ALIX PRICE Australia 05/24/10
  2. 2. Video 05/24/10
  3. 3. Appointments <ul><li>Try to schedule an appointment a month in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Employers work from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive for appointments on time </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid scheduling appointments in January and around Easter </li></ul><ul><li>Best time to visit is between March and November </li></ul><ul><li>It’s common to socialize after work at a local Pub </li></ul>05/24/10
  4. 4. Business Dress <ul><li>Dress code for men is black suit, white shirt and tie </li></ul><ul><li>Women are to wear skirts with a blouse </li></ul><ul><li>No jeans, thongs or open shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Women can not wear to much make-up or jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs require you to be neat and have clean clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Never overdue your outfit </li></ul>05/24/10
  5. 5. Conversations <ul><li>Have direct eye contact and listen </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the weather or sports </li></ul><ul><li>Do not criticize Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t brag about how good your company is </li></ul><ul><li>Let them judge you </li></ul><ul><li>Australians use slang words </li></ul>05/24/10
  6. 6. First Names or Title <ul><li>Do not hug a person when first meeting them </li></ul><ul><li>They prefer to shake hands when meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Use Mr./Mrs./Miss followed by their name </li></ul><ul><li>Some men prefer to not shake a woman’s hand </li></ul><ul><li>Men do not kiss Men </li></ul><ul><li>Calling someone your “Mate” is popular </li></ul>05/24/10
  7. 7. Gift Giving <ul><li>Holiday cards are appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t send a gift unless you get one first </li></ul><ul><li>When you receive an invitation, always respond </li></ul><ul><li>Give a gift that relates to your home country </li></ul><ul><li>Do not buy an expensive gift </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers are ok to bring to an event </li></ul>05/24/10
  8. 8. Let’s Makes a Deal <ul><li>Australians like to talk business </li></ul><ul><li>Very little small talk </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t like negotiation and aggressive sales techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Never give an impression that you have a better company </li></ul><ul><li>Remain modest at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Do not discuss personal life during business negotiation </li></ul>05/24/10
  9. 9. Entertaining <ul><li>If you’re out for a drink, never bring up business </li></ul><ul><li>Each person is to pay for a round of drinks called a ‘shout’ </li></ul><ul><li>Never drop unannounced to someone's home </li></ul><ul><li>Barbeques are popular for home entertaining </li></ul><ul><li>Always bring a bottle of wine when going to someone’s house </li></ul><ul><li>Wine is preferred at meals </li></ul>05/24/10
  10. 10. Public Behavior <ul><li>Walk and drive on the left, pass on the right side </li></ul><ul><li>If not an Australian, do not say “G’day, Mate” you will get made fun of </li></ul><ul><li>On a bus, Men must surrender a seat to elderly, and women with babies </li></ul><ul><li>No back slapping,shouting,or calling one’s name to get their attention </li></ul><ul><li>Always remain friendly and relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>Men do not touch,hug,or pat other men in public </li></ul>05/24/10
  11. 11. Questions? <ul><li>Contact. . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alix Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>05/24/10