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Closing the Deal over a Meal: A Guide to Global Business Etiquette
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Closing the Deal over a Meal: A Guide to Global Business Etiquette (Paperback)

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Wining and dining abroad can be fraught with pitfalls - from how to use chopsticks to paying the bill - that could make or break a transaction. In Closing the Deal over a Meal, international businesswoman Sonia Lo expertly steers a path through the potential dilemmas: is that a finger bowl or a drink you've just been served? What's the best way to eat a stewed beetle? How do you toast your Russian host for the twelfth time without getting drunk? This practical handbook has all the answers. Closing the Deal over a Meal is an essential guide to enjoying yourself while getting the job done.

Attire: Try to pack clothes for every occasion. Trying to find underwear in a country where the average person is smaller or larger than you will only create needless stress.

Food: Even when you are presented with something unidentifiable and stomach-churning, like a roasted rat's paw, you must take at least three bites. Be sure to keep a drink handy to wash it down.

Drink: Be careful to consider the hierarchy set by age and status; raising your glass before an older companion has sampled his can be read as a sign of gross impertinence.

Entertainment: If you are going to do business in Asia, you must get up and sing: learn two songs well, and even if you sound like strangled cats, sing earnestly.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness communication & presentationBusinessBusiness & managementBusiness strategyBusinessBusiness & managementInternational business Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 01/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9781843545972  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sonia Lo is an international strategy advisor and financier. Previously, she was the Director of Localization and Global Content for a leading Silicon Valley technology company. She is the former CEO of eZoka Group, which in 2000 and 2001 was chosen as one of the top 100 Technology Pioneer companies at the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has been named by Management Today as one of the top 35 leading businesswomen in the UK under 35, and has lived in more than 15 different countries. She speaks 7 languages and can order food in a further 10 languages.

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