Essential Do's and Taboos The Complete Guide to International Business and Leisure Travel

ISBN-10: 0471740500

ISBN-13: 9780471740506

Edition: 2007

Authors: Roger E. Axtell

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"Roger Axtell is an internationalist Emily Post." -The New Yorker International business and leisure travel etiquette expert Roger Axtells bestselling Dos and Taboos books have helped hundreds of thousands of business travelers and tourists avoid the missteps and misunderstandings the world traveler can encounter. In Essential Dos and Taboos, Axtell shares the wisdom he has compiled over a lifetime of international experience. Whether you need to know the best time of year to set up a business meeting in Germany or why the O.K. sign is not O.K. in Brazil, youll find practical, fascinating, culture-savvy, up-to-date advice to help you steer clear of faux pas and face the world with confidence. Essential Dos and Taboos features: Information on customs, protocol, etiquette, hand gestures, and body language Fresh advice regarding Internet business and communication options Country-specific chapters on eleven popular locations-from old favorites like England, France, Japan, and Germany to hot tourist destinations and emerging economies like India, China, Russia, and Mexico Guidance on hosting international visitors Important tips on using English around the world Special dos and taboos for women traveling abroad
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Roger E. Axtell is the best-selling author of Do's and Taboos Around the World, Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World, and Do's and Taboos of Humor Around the World: Stories and Tips from Business and Life. In these, and similar books, Axtell combines humorous anecdotes, hypothetical situations, and important and useful information to entertain and educate businessman, teaching international business etiquette with an entertaining and masterful style. A former vice president of Worldwide Marketing for The Parker Pen Company, Axtell has spent more than 30 years traveling throughout the world. His firsthand knowledge of various cultures do's and taboos also makes him a frequent speaker and seminar leader. He lives in Wisconsin where he has served as a Special Assistant for Business in the governor's office.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Essential Things to Know about Gestures and Body Language
Essential Things to Know about General Protocol
Essential Tips for Hosting International Visitors
Essential Things to Know about Using English around the World
Essential Things for Women to Know When Traveling Abroad
Essential Things to Know about Using the Internet Internationally
Essential Things to Know When Preparing for Travel Abroad
Some Essential Things to Know about Eleven Popular Destinations
Canada
Mexico
Japan
China
Germany
France
Italy
Brazil
Russia
India
The United Kingdom
Essential Things to Know about Taking Your Show on the Road-Exporting
Two Dozen Quick Essentials for International Business Success
Epilogue
Recommended Reading
Directory of State International Development Organizations
Index
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