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Great Article ‘Business Travel Tips for Mexico’ Is Posted on About.com

Posted on December 27, 2014 by Leave a comment

ABOUT.COM: Business Travel Tips for Mexico      Mexico Business        

The interview on ‘Business Travel Tips for Mexico’ is a brief snapshot of conversation guidelines for Mexico, tips for communicating in Mexico, and strategies for doing business with Israel to help with understanding the culture in Mexico. It’s important to keep in mind that as we homogenize as a ‘global culture’, cultural tendencies change and evolve as well. Awareness is the first step when it comes to tips for intercultural communication!

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Cultural Tips for Mexico

http://businesstravel.about.com/od/resources/fl/Cultural-Tips-for-Doing-Business-in-Mexico.htm

To learn more about the Do’s and Taboos for Mexico, doing business in Mexico, and the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East – order Gayle Cotton’s bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’ available on Amazon as a Book, eBook, or Audio Book

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Emmy Award Winner, Gayle Cotton, is the author of this post and of the bestselling book, SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’, available on Amazon as a Book, eBook, or Audio Book. She is President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Education, and a distinguished Professional Keynote Speaker. Contact Gayle to be a conference speaker for your events! She is a cross cultural expert that will entertain and inspire audiences of all sizes with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to cross-cultural communication and social business etiquette. Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland.

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

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

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

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Free Webinar on Gayle Cotton’s Book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!’

Posted on May 3, 2014 by Leave a comment

Book Cover-WSJ-9781118620168_cottonI 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!

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

The webinar includes business travel tips for unfamiliar cultures and conversation guidelines for Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East. It also has tips for communicating in different countries, as well as strategies for doing business with unfamiliar cultures to help with understanding cultures around the world. It’s important to keep in mind that as we homogenize as a ‘global culture’, cultural tendencies change and evolve as well. Awareness is the first step!

Tips for Communicating in Different Countries and Doing Business with Unfamiliar Cultures

Webinar: SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/ Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, order Gayle Cotton’s bestselling book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’, now available on Amazon as a Book, eBook, or Audio Book. Gayle is an Emmy Award Winner, President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Education, and a distinguished Professional Keynote Speaker. Contact Gayle to be a conference speaker at your events! She is a cross cultural expert that will entertain and inspire audiences of all sizes with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to cross-cultural communication and social business etiquette.

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

 

Website:www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom/Media/Interviews

Video clips: Speaker preview for Gayle Cotton

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website:SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

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

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

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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.

 

Website: www.gaylecotton.com

MEDIA: Newsroom-Media-Interviews

Circles Of Excellence website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Book website: SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!

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

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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.

 

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.


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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