Avoid business blunders with Do's and Taboos of Hosting International Visitors "Roger Axtell is an international Emily Post." - The New Yorker America hosts some 41 million international visitors who spend USD50 billion dollars each year while mixing trade and tourism. Do's and Taboos of Hosting International Visitors offers hosts an indispensable guide to everything from entertaining and business protocol to the role of interpreters and corporate gift giving. You'll find: List of tips by country on specific aspects of hosting and other valuable resources and references Guidance for doing business with special groups, such as the British and Japanese What foreign guests find peculiar about American dining, social drinking, and office protocol With the information in Do's and Taboos of Hosting International Visitors, you'll make your clients and colleagues? visits more pleasant and avoid social mistakes that could ruin a deal. Instead, you'll gain a competitive edge by laying an important cornerstone of a good business relationship.
"Knowing the appropriate protocol, customs, and etiquette when hosting business guests from overseas can often be more significant than the business discussion itself. This book provides all that and more." - William A. Guenther, Manager, The Council House, Official Guest Facility of S.C. Johnson Wax Company
Table of Contents
Hosting as a Business Skill. How Others View Americans. How to Entertain. Dining Differences. Social Drinking. Business Protocol. "Home-and-Home" Business Entertainment: A Case Study. How to Use Interpreters. Gift-Giving. Doing Business with Three Special Groups. More Tips for Good Hosting. Tip List. Appendices. Index.
About the author ROGER E. AXTELL, retired vice president, Worldwide Marketing for The Parker Pen Company, spent 26 years living and traveling abroad. He is a popular after-dinner speaker and seminar leader whose audiences laugh while they learn about embarrassing anecdotes, goofs, gaffes, and behavior on five continents. Mr. Axtell is the author of bestselling Do's and Taboos Around the World and Do's and Taboos of International Trade: A Small Business Primer, as well as numerous articles on international business. He is currently Special Assistant for Business to the Governor of Wisconsin.