My Book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!’ Is Now an Audio Book on Amazon!

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I’m thrilled to announce that my bestselling book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’  is now available as an Audio Book on Amazon – perfect for you frequent travelers! So many of you have requested my book in Audio Version, so spread the word to let everyone know! Contact EMMY [...]

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My Article on ‘Cultural Tips for Any Culture’ Is Published on Sold.com!

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My new article titled ‘Global Etiquette: Cultural Tips to Keep in Mind for Any Culture’ is now published on Sold.com. This article will give you an overview of the Do’s & Taboos for anywhere you travel to! Article Links: Cultural Tips for Any Culture! http://www.soldps.com/global-etiquette-cultural-tips-to-keep-in-mind-for-any-culture/ To learn more about the communication and business styles of [...]

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I’m Off on Another Media Tour for My New Audio Book Beginning in NYC!

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Here we go again! More publicity and media for my new Audio Book, ‘SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’, which is now available on Amazon. I’m off to New York first for more fun in the Big Apple. Next will be Philadelphia, PA, followed by other east coast cities before [...]

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My Book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!’ Is Now an Audio Book on Amazon!

Posted on April 19, 2014 by Leave a comment

I’m thrilled to announce that my bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’  is now available as an Audio Book on Amazonperfect for you frequent travelers!

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So many of you have requested my book in Audio Version, so spread the word to let everyone know!

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your next meeting or conference! Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence Inc. She is a Certified Expert with ‘The Executive Foundation for International Communication’, and was the first American to be a member of ‘The European Association of Marketing and Sales Experts’. Gayle entertains and inspires audiences around the word with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and Social Business Etiquette She has business bases in Texas and Switzerland.

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom-Media-Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Coming on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for MALAYSIA

Coming on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

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My Article on ‘Cultural Tips for Any Culture’ Is Published on Sold.com!

Posted on April 12, 2014 by Leave a comment

My new article titled ‘Global Etiquette: Cultural Tips to Keep in Mind for Any Culture’ is now published on Sold.com. This article will give you an overview of the Do’s & Taboos for anywhere you travel to!

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Article Links:

Cultural Tips for Any Culture!

http://www.soldps.com/global-etiquette-cultural-tips-to-keep-in-mind-for-any-culture/

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, order my bestselling book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’ on AMAZON – Now also available as an Audio Book!

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your next meeting or conference! Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence Inc. She is a Certified Expert with ‘The Executive Foundation for International Communication’, and was the first American to be a member of ‘The European Association of Marketing and Sales Experts’. Gayle entertains and inspires audiences around the word with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and Social Business Etiquette She has business bases in Texas and Switzerland.

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom-Media-Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Soon on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for THE NETHERLANDS

Soon on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

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I’m Off on Another Media Tour for My New Audio Book Beginning in NYC!

Posted on April 5, 2014 by Leave a comment

Here we go again! More publicity and media for my new Audio Book, SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’, which is now available on Amazon. I’m off to New York first for more fun in the Big Apple. Next will be Philadelphia, PA, followed by other east coast cities before we start on the west coast. Whew!

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Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your next meeting or conference! Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence Inc. She is a Certified Expert with ‘The Executive Foundation for International Communication’, and was the first American to be a member of ‘The European Association of Marketing and Sales Experts’. Gayle entertains and inspires audiences around the word with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and Social Business Etiquette She has business bases in Texas and Switzerland.

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom-Media-Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Soon on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for MEXICO

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Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos: Communication Guidelines for MEXICO

Posted on March 30, 2014 by Leave a comment

The Latest! Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos – A Series of Cultural Tips for Countries from A to Z: MEXICO Cozumel-Chichen Itza-Sm

 Emmy Award Winner, Gayle Cotton, is the author of this article and of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ She is President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Training & Executive Coaching and a distinguished Keynote Speaker. Gayle entertains and inspires audiences of all size with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and social business etiquette. She travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland. Contact Gayle for your next conference or event to help your company become more successful in today’s global business marketplace!

This article series ‘Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos’ is a brief synopsis of conversation guidelines, travel tips, and international business strategies that will increase your success communicating with different cultures. Keep in mind that we are homogenizing as a ‘global culture’, and as a result cultural tendencies are changing and homogenizing as well. Awareness is the first step!

Cultural Tips for MEXICO

In conversation, Mexicans talk easily and often about their families and private lives. They will expect the same of you.

Mexicans prefer to do business with people they know. Cultivating personal relationships with others will be crucial to your success. Strive to establish contacts as high up in the organization as possible. If possible, use a local, well-connected person to make the necessary introductions for you.

Punctuality is not as much of a priority in the Mexican business culture. However, visitors should arrive on time. The pace of business is also slower and time is more flexible. Expect time delays up to 30 minutes for business and even longer delays for social events.

Men will usually shake hands during greetings. A gentle grip is common. Handshakes at the end of a meeting are intended to affirm what was discussed or agreed to.

An ‘abrazo’ or hug with pats on the back is common on the 2nd or 3rd meeting. It is seen as a sign of good will in Mexican business culture.

In business, it’s appropriate for women to initiate handshakes with men. With each other, they may simply pat each other on the right forearm or shoulder. If they are particularly close, women may hug or kiss each other on the cheek.

Conversations occur at a much closer physical distance than many cultures may be accustomed to. Moving away to establish distance could be considered unfriendly. In response, a Mexican will often step forward and close the distance up again.

Mexican men are warm, friendly, and tend to initiate a lot of physical contact. They often touch shoulders or hold the arm of another. Withdrawing from these gestures could be perceived as an insult.

Mexicans often avoid saying “no” directly”. A “no” may be disguised by “maybe” or “we’ll see.” It’s best to use this indirect approach in your business relationships so your Mexican counterparts don’t perceive you as being aggressive or pushy.

The appearance and presentation of letters and promotional materials are considered very important and will be subject to scrutiny. Place documents on the table with care. Never casually toss or throw them.

Mexican business people can be quite status-conscious, and it helps to have at least one member of your team from higher-level management. It may also be an asset to mention any university degrees you hold.

Subjective feelings and emotional appeals are often effective in Mexico, so emphasize how your Mexican counterparts will benefit personally. It also helps to mention the importance of trust, honor, and family pride.

Negotiations are usually lengthy and may include a lot of bargaining. Usually, the highest person in authority makes the final decision. Final decisions are always followed by a written agreement.

Mexicans may use a “psst-psst” sound to get another’s attention in public. This is not considered rude in Mexican business etiquette,

If purchasing things in Mexico, place your money directly in the vendor’s or clerk’s hand. Leaving your payment on the counter may give the impression that you feel they are beneath you.

5 Key Topics to Use in Conversation

  • Mexican scenery and landmarks
  • Mexican art, culture, history, and music
  • Your family or job is always a good topic
  • The local Mexican cuisine and drink
  • Sports, especially Mexican “futbol” (soccer)

5 Key Topics or Gestures to Avoid in Conversation

  • The “O.K.” gesture with the thumb and index finger is considered vulgar
  • Men should avoid putting their hands in their pockets as this is considered rude
  • Religious profanity is very offensive in Mexico
  • Putting your hands on your hips signifies that you’re making a challenge
  • Eye contact is less direct, so avoid looking at others too intently.

Bon Voyage!

Join us in the future for the NETHERLANDS!

                        To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East – order my bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’  - now available as an Audio Book on Amazon!

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

Check out the ARTICLE ARCHIVE ‘Cultural Clues Do’s and Taboos’ for countries you may have missed!

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, to speak at your next meeting or conference! Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence Inc. She is a Certified Expert with ‘The Executive Foundation for International Communication’, and was the first American to be a member of ‘The European Association of Marketing and Sales Experts’. Gayle entertains and inspires audiences around the word with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and Social Business Etiquette She has business bases in Texas and Switzerland.

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom/Media/Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Soon on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for the NETHERLANDS

Soon on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

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A Media Page with My Publicity and Interviews Is Now Available on My Website

Posted on March 15, 2014 by Leave a comment

Check out my publicity and interviews on my new Media Page at the following links:Busniess News Daily

Media Page Link

http://www.gaylecotton.com/newsroom/media-interviews/

If you want to find my Media Page again – just look under the Blog & News link on my website Home page!

 

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom/Media/Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Coming on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for MALAYSIA

Coming on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

Article archive for what you missed! Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, for your next meeting or conference to help you or your company become more successful in today’s global business marketplace. Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Training & Executive Coaching. Her vast experience living and working abroad will entertain and inspire audiences of any size with her fresh, unique and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and social business etiquette! Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland as a distinguished professional keynote speaker.

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My Interview on Doing Business in the Philippines Is Posted on About.com

Posted on March 9, 2014 by Leave a comment

ABOUT.COM: ‘Cultural Tips’ for Doing Business in the PhilippinesPhilippines

My interview on cross-cultural business and travel tips for The Philippines is featured on About.com at the following links:

Interview Links:

Business Travel Tips for the Philippines

http://businesstravel.about.com/od/resources/fl/Business-Travel-Tips-for-Philippines.htm

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East order my book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’ from AMAZON!

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

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Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom/Media/Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Coming on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for MALAYSIA

Coming on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

Article archive for what you missed! Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, for your next meeting or conference to help you or your company become more successful in today’s global business marketplace. Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Training & Executive Coaching. Her vast experience living and working abroad will entertain and inspire audiences of any size with her fresh, unique and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and social business etiquette! Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland as a distinguished professional keynote speaker.

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My Interview on About.com for ‘Tips on Doing Business in Italy’ is posted!

Posted on March 1, 2014 by Leave a comment

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My interview on cross-cultural business and travel tips for Italy is featured on About.com at the following links:

Interview Links:

Business Travel Tips for Italy

http://businesstravel.about.com/od/resources/fl/Business-Travel-Tips-for-Italy.htm

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East order my book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’ from AMAZON!

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom/Media/Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Coming on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for MALAYSIA

Coming on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

Article archive for what you missed! Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, for your next meeting or conference to help you or your company become more successful in today’s global business marketplace. Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Training & Executive Coaching. Her vast experience living and working abroad will entertain and inspire audiences of any size with her fresh, unique and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and social business etiquette! Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland as a distinguished professional keynote speaker.

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Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos: Communication Guidelines for MALAYSIA

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Leave a comment

The Latest! Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos – A Series of Cultural Tips for Countries from A to Z: MALAYSIA Malaysia

The article series ‘Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos’ is a brief synopsis of conversation guidelines, tips for successful communication, and some strategies for business that will help increase your understanding of different cultures. Keep in mind that we are homogenizing as a “global culture”, and as we change and evolve these cultural tendencies change and evolve as well. Awareness is always the first step!

While first names are more frequently being used in business, some businesspeople prefer to be introduced with a name and title (Professor or Doctor), or surnames such as “Mr.” or “Ms.”. Titles and surnames are definitely less important with younger businesspeople.

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy of nine royal houses. Foreigners are likely to encounter one of them eventually. Ask a native how a particular royal should be addressed.

Although most Malaysians are Muslim, not all of Malaysia follows the traditional Islamic working week where Friday is the Islamic holy day and the weekend takes place on Thursday and Friday. Some Malaysian states follow the Islamic workweek of Saturday through Wednesday. These include Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, and Johor. The Malaysian capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is in the state of Selangor where the working week is Monday through Friday.

Since most of the country is Muslim, it is helpful to schedule meetings around prayer times. Friday at noon is a particularly busy time for prayers.

The majority of Malaysian businesspeople are Chinese, and you can expect them to be punctual. Many government officials are ethnic Malays who have more of a relaxed attitude toward time. Business travelers are expected to be on time, although ethnic Malaysians may not necessarily do the same.

Indian Malaysians are Malaysians of Indian origin. Many are descendants from those who migrated from India during the British colonization. The Indian’s perspective on time is similar to that of the Malaysians, although the Indian professionals you encounter will expect punctuality.

Alcohol will not be served at any social event hosted by observant Muslims. Expect that meals will be served close to the time given on the invitation.

With the exception of handshakes, there is no public contact between the sexes in Malaysia. Hugging and kissing, even between husbands and wives, is forbidden in public.

Physical contact between the same sexes is perfectly acceptable. Men may be holding hands with men or even walking with their arms around each other. These actions are interpreted as gestures of friendship.

When you are being introduced to a Malaysian woman, shake hands with her only if she has extended her hand. If she does not extend her hand just smile and a nod to greet her.

When introducing a man and a woman, the female’s name should be said first. As in many other countries, when presenting a higher-ranking person to a more junior person, the senior person’s name is said first.

Out of deference, give a slight bow to elderly people you are introduced to. Keep your hands out of your pockets when in public. When exiting a room, say “Excuse me” and add a slight bow.

When you must indicate something or someone, use the entire right hand (palm out). You can also point with your right thumb, as long as all four fingers are curled down. It is considered rude to point at anyone with the forefinger. Malays use the forefinger only to point at animals.

When passing an object, reaching for something or touching someone, do so with your right hand. The left hand is considered unclean.

Feet are also believed to be unclean. Never point your feet at another person. Apologize whenever your shoes or feet touch another person. Don’t show the soles of your feet or shoes. You may cross your legs at the knee, but not place one ankle on your knee.

5 Key Topics to Use in Conversation

  • Your Malaysian host’s family, heritage and culture
  • Business and plans for the future
  • Praising the local cuisine
  • Malaysian culture, art, and music
  • Sports, especially soccer which they call ‘football’

5 Keys Topics to Avoid in Conversation

  • Criticizing any aspect of Malaysian culture
  • Comparing life in Malaysia to life in the West
  • Politics, bureaucracy, and religion
  • Ethnic relationships in Malaysia
  • Sex and roles of the sexes

Bon Voyage!

Join us in the future for MEXICO!

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East order my book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’ from AMAZON!

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

Check out the Article Archive ‘Cultural Clues Do’s and Taboos’ for countries you may have missed!

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom/Media/Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Coming on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for MALAYSIA

Coming on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

Article archive for what you missed! Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, for your next meeting or conference to help you or your company become more successful in today’s global business marketplace. Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Training & Executive Coaching. Her vast experience living and working abroad will entertain and inspire audiences of any size with her fresh, unique and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and social business etiquette! Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland as a distinguished professional keynote speaker.

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Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos: Communication Guidelines for JORDAN

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Leave a comment

The Latest! Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos – A Series of Cultural Tips for Countries from A to Z: JORDAN Jordan

The article series ‘Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos’ is a brief synopsis of conversation guidelines, tips for successful communication, and some strategies for business that will help increase your understanding of different cultures. Keep in mind that we are homogenizing as a “global culture”, and as we change and evolve these cultural tendencies change and evolve as well. Awareness is the first step!

Being on time for appointments is one thing that Jordanians admire in westerners, so it is helpful for you to do so. However, it is typical of Jordanians to be around a half hour late.

During the month of Ramadan, business hours are shortened and work ends about two or three in the afternoon.

Jordanians normally mix personal conversation with business. A little personal conversation will help with rapport and relationship building.

A loud voice may be considered domineering so don’t speak overly loud. Jordanians can be emotional in their conversation so show some emotion, just don’t raise your voice too much when you do.

It is quite normal to talk about money, wages, how and how much you pay for things, or how old you are. However, it is considered impolite to discuss your relationship with your spouse.

Compliment giving is like entertainment, a source of pride, and done with good sportsmanship. Giving compliments is an important part of relationship building.

Avoid all derogatory humor, even with friends. Personal put-downs, criticism and sarcasm are not well accepted.

Avoid making comments on current political events. The perspectives of the east and the west can be very divisive.

Honor is very important in the Jordanian culture. Questioning the honor of someone is a sure way to destroy the relationship.

Lots of titles are used in Jordan. Social standing is based on the level of education, age, military rank, tribal position, and political office.

Negotiating a deal is one of the things Jordanians love most. It is like a sport and they thoroughly enjoy it, so have fun with it! One of their mottos is, “Everything is always negotiable”.

Your first meeting should start with full introductions and the exchange of business cards. Every other meeting should also include formal greetings. This is an important part of relationship building and the foundation of business.

Business moves at different speeds, it can be quite slow or move quickly depending on the situation. Excessive stalling is a polite way of saying that there is no interest in continuing the business discussion.

Jordanians stand closer than most westerners are used to, so stand about half the distance apart as you typically would in western cultures.

Patting or holding the arm or shoulder can be a sign of affection, acceptance, or an offer of assistance.

Holding hands indicates emotional attachment and is appropriate among good friends or relatives of the same sex.

5 Key Topics to Use in Conversation

  • Sincere personal compliments
  • Praising the Jordanian hospitality
  • Social conversation on topics of mutual interest and vision
  • History, language, culture, art, music
  • Sports, especially soccer which they call ‘football’

5 Keys Topics to Avoid in Conversation

  • Current events and politics
  • Religious preferences
  • Eastern versus western philosophies
  • Anything that negatively affects personal honor and pride
  • Criticism of any type

Bon Voyage!

Join us in the future for MALAYSIA!

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East order my book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’ from AMAZON! 

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

Check out the Article Archive ‘Cultural Clues Do’s and Taboos’ for countries you may have missed!

Contact Me for More Information

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom/Media/Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

Coming on: My blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for JORDAN

Coming on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

Article archive for what you missed! Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos

Contact EMMY AWARD WINNER, Gayle Cotton, for your next meeting or conference to help you or your company become more successful in today’s global business marketplace. Gayle is the author of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’ and President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Training & Executive Coaching. Her vast experience living and working abroad will entertain and inspire audiences of any size with her fresh, unique and humorous approach to Cross-Cultural Communications and social business etiquette! Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland as a distinguished professional keynote speaker.

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Attend the Free Webinar on My Book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!’

Posted on February 7, 2014 by Leave a comment

Beginning Feb. 7th, 2014!

 

I am so excited to announce that the webinar on my bestselling book, SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’, is now available for anyone to take for free on my website! Book Cover-WSJ-9781118620168_cotton

This is a highly rated webinar that I recently did for Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Please feel free to take the webinar at your convenience anytime… anywhere!

Click the link below to attend:

Webinar: SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!

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To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East order my book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’ from AMAZON! 

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Circles Of Excellence Website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

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