As more people travel around the globe with increasing regularity, making the right first impression begins at “Hello.” Note that greeting practices remain localized, rather than globalized (Tweet it!). Writing in The New York Times’ “What In the World” column far-flung journalist Andrew Jacobs offers some valuable tips:
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1/31/2017 09:10:03 am
This is so very interesting. Thank you.
1/31/2017 04:50:43 pm
You are most welcome Ann. Inter-cultural/global communication has always fascinated us. Maybe it's because we have learned so much from serious blunders!
1/31/2017 11:02:43 am
Having spent time in Japan, I am aware that the culture is neither right nor wrong....just different. I walked into a bowling alley with my shoes on! I gave a farewell hug (ugh!) to my homestay host. But I did walk behind him when we were together.
1/31/2017 04:52:06 pm
Thanks for this Sally. Same here regarding learning from mistakes! Seems like when there is a genuine desire to learn and understand, much is forgiven.
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