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HELP! I am hosting an important client!

What are my duties as a host?? As the host, you will arrive early and be ready to receive your guest (or guests). After that, your most important duty is to see that your guest is comfortable. You may want to ask your client for his or her food preferences ...

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Hand Gestures – Cultural Expectations

—-Be Aware of International Differences—- When receiving international visitors, avoid the “OK” sign. The okay sign may signal an unspecified obscenity in Russia, Germany, Brazil, Greece, and Turkey. In France and Belgium, it means that you have no value. Also avoid the “thumbs up” sign. This is an offensive and ...

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The Business Card – 12 Tips For Professionals

As a professional, you must represent yourself and your brand with dignity and class. Your card is an extension of you, and you are an extension of a respected brand. Your business cards must be immaculately clean, and all information needs to be up-to-date. Keep your cards where they are readily ...

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INTERNATIONAL DINING – 20 BASICS

Develop & Maintain Global Business – What to do at the Table You can develop and maintain global business by practicing your international dining skills. In many countries, business is not even approached until you and your potential clients have shared several meals. Let’s say you’ve just been invited to ...

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