No matter where you travel, you're guaranteed to come into contact with unique customs and cultural norms that determine how business is done in each place; this is extra challenging due to the sheer number of destinations around the world.
These differences will dictate not only how you should communicate, but also eating and drinking habits, and what you should wear during business interactions.
If you throw in the issue of not speaking the language of the country you’re visiting, business travel seems even more intimidating.
But don’t overthink it. If you do your homework, you’ll definitely make a good impression on your clients, associates and anyone you come into contact with.
To prepare yourself, read up on current events and familiarize yourself with the area's customs and culture. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can even try to learn a few words of the local language.
This visual is a useful starting point for learning about what business etiquette looks like in different cultures around the world. Check it out...