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Spain final presentation

  1. 1. Spain Soumya Kethu Philip Glover Bryn Loeffler Jeffrey Chan Linda Zhang Kathleen Dolan
  2. 2. Skit • Business Interaction
  3. 3. Location & Map of Spain
  4. 4. Regions of Spain
  5. 5. Sevilla
  6. 6. El Catedral De Sevilla
  7. 7. Granada
  8. 8. Barcelona
  9. 9. La Sagrada Familia
  10. 10. Regions of Spain & Stereotypes Spain is very culturally diverse amongst its regions. • Northern Spain: Known to be strong, rough and really loud. • Eastern Spain: Consists of Barcelona, which many people are annoyed at because of their attempts to become independent. • Coastal Spain: Popular for tourism because of the warm weather and beaches. • Southern Spain: Very relaxed and chill environment. • Mid-Spain: Aside from Madrid (the capital) , consists of mostly farmers.
  11. 11. Barcelona vs. Madrid • Barcelona resents Madrid because of their past attempt to repress Barcelona’s Catalan culture and target Catalan men in drafts. • Barcelona is very touristy, thus prices are higher. Barcelona Madrid
  12. 12. Stereotypes and Culture
  13. 13. Spanish Stereotypes  Flamenco  Spain as a unified country  Lazy  Bullfighting
  14. 14. Flamenco  1400s=Gypsy tradition of folk music and dance performed in “cafes cantantes”  1800s=Dance academies (escuela bolero), theater  Countless kinds of flamenco based on region, based on rhythm, lyrics, etc.  abandolao  huevla  alegria
  15. 15. Flamenco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pp5Jv8dTTQ
  16. 16. Bullfighting  National treasure or source of embarrassment?  Outlawed in Catalonia and Canary Islands  Stages  Tercio de Varas  Tercio de Banderillas  Tercio de Muerte https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QkQ4-UWk98
  17. 17. Religion in Spain
  18. 18. Catholicism • Catholicism and Islam have been in conflict since Spain had religion • Catholicism was the official religion of Spain till 1931 and again from 1939 – 1971 • Spain has had religious freedom since the death of Francisco Franco • Catholicism is an obligatory lessons in schools • Some taxes still go to Catholic church
  19. 19. Semana Santa • Holy Week leading up to Easter • Celebration emphasizes the death of Jesus and the suffering of his crucifixion • The elements within the celebration illustrate the value Spaniards put on visual beauty • Ornate floats • Flowers • Intricate costumes • Bright fabrics, and banners
  20. 20. Business in Spain
  21. 21. Communication Style • Understated • Personal pride and honor important but they do not respect people who brag a lot about themselves • Indirect • Expect listeners to read between the lines and like to do small talk while doing business. • Face Saving is Important • Personal honor is very important, and criticism is seen as personal and not objective, and an exercise of rank • Value Intuition and Experience • Prefer to talk to people they trust and make decisions based on intuition rather than completely rely on facts.
  22. 22. 1st Meeting • 15-20 minute wait for meetings is very common • Be formal, and address as Senora, Senior, or Senorita • Handshakes are appropriate • Become acquainted before diving into business details • Talk about family, and background to build trust • Meetings don’t tend to stick directly with agenda, and negotiations can be lengthy
  23. 23. Spain Today
  24. 24. Unemployment at a Peak • Topics of government and politics are to be avoided • Blame government for high unemployment rates • Unemployment climbing steeply since the 2008 global financial crisis • Highest level since Franco’s dictatorship in 1975
  25. 25. Politics
  26. 26. Skit • Social Interaction
  27. 27. Spanish Food
  28. 28. Spanish Food  Paella  Octopus/Shellfish (Galicia)  Tortilla Espanola  Salmorejo  Gazpacho  Croquetas  Churros  HAM
  29. 29. QUESTIONS?

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