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Country etiquette and customs Meeting and Greeting- For your first business meeting, a firm handshake is given to both men and women. Smile and maintaingood eye contact. “Pleased to meet you” or “How do you do?” is an appropriate greeting.- In casual situations and with larger groups, “Hello” is fine. If the situation is casual, it is not normal toshake hands upon departure.- Friends (not men) often kiss on one or both cheeks. Many people don’t know whether they should shakehands or kiss or both. They recommend to take the initiative and either shake hands or kiss (not both) andthose you are greeting are likely to follow your initiative.- Punctuality is quite important for business meetings and functions. For dinner parties it is normal toarrive up to 15 minutes before.
Country etiquette and customs Gift Giving Etiquette:-Giving gifts is not a normal part of British business culture. British business colleagues are quite likely tofeel embarrassed to receive any gift at all.-Gift like a pen or a book and flowers or wine/champagne its suffice to thank the colleagues for theirservices.-Business gifts are never changed at Christmas but it may be appropriate to send a card.-In the unlikely event that you yourself receive a gift, you should reciprocate it. Assuming that you havebeen caught unawares, the best option is to extend an invitation to dinner or run to the nearest winemerchant for a bottle wine or champagne.-If you are invited to a British home, you should bring wine, flowers, and/or chocolates for your hosts.-Champagne, though, is never unwelcome and can always be put quickly in the fridge for an after-dinnertoast.
Country etiquette and customs Gift Giving Etiquette:-Alcohol on the other hand, are a matter of personal taste and best not given as a present-Dont bring red roses, white lilies, or chrysanthemums.-If you know that you are going to stay with a family, it is a good idea to bring something from your owncountry. For example a table book about your area or some artifact that let to know some secrets of yourown home/country.-Whenever you have been invited in a home, you should definitely send a hand-written thank-you note.
Country etiquette and customs Dining etiquette and table manners:- The British enjoy entertaining in people their homes.- Although the British value punctuality, you may arrive 10-15 minutes later than invited to dinner. However,if going to a restaurant be on time.- Toasts are given at formal meals.- When in a pub, it is common practice to pay for a round of drinks for everyone in your group.-If invited to a meal at a restaurant, the person extending the invitation usually pays.- The fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating.- Remain standing until the person who has invited you sits down. You may be shown to a particular seat.- Dont rest your elbows on the table.- If you have not finished eating, cross your knife and fork on your plate with the-fork over the knife.-Indicate you have finished eating by laying your knife and fork parallel across the right side of your plate.
Country etiquette and customs What to wear:-Wear conservative clothes, even though business dress codes are- typically fairly relaxed in England.-Dont wear a mens shirt with pockets. If the shirt does have pockets,-dont put anything in them.- Dont wear striped ties. Solid or patterned ties are preferred.-Dont wear loafers(mocasins), if youre a man.-Wear shoes with laces(cordons) instead.- Dress formally if invited to tea.
Country etiquette and customs Bussiness Relationships & Communication- The British can be quite formal and sometimes prefer to work with people and companies they knowor who are known to their associates.- For English people the networking and relationship building are often key to long-term businesssuccess.- Most British look for long-term relationships with people they do business with.- If you are ill be cautious if you want to finish fast because the other person may be angry and canbroke the negotiation.
Country etiquette and customs Business Meetings & Negotiations:- Dont bring a gift. It is usually not a part of doing business in England.- Dont rush a business decision. Business decision is much slower in England than in the U.S.- Dont sit with your arms folded during a meeting. This could send the message to your colleagues thatyou are disinterested in the meeting.- Dont ask personal questions, such as asking about income, occupation, or background.- Dont be late. Always call if you expect to be more than five minutes late.- Send a letter after the meeting that summarizes the meeting, including the final decision and what thenext steps to be taken are.
Country etiquette and customs Business card:- Exchanging business cards happens in a relaxed affair.- Are usually given at the end of a meeting or event.- It is polite to offer your own business card in return as opposed to simply accepting the offeredcard.- It is also acceptable to exchange business cards at the beginning of a meeting.- Are approximately 3 inches by 2 inches.- Its common to have a double-sided card.- They should contain your name and position title, contact number, email address and websiteaddress and if its possible, your business name, logo and services or products also should be listed.
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