cultural communication

cultural communication - February 25 th 2007 To Mr John...

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Unformatted text preview: February 25 th , 2007 To: Mr. John Kelly From: David Goldstein Subject: Business Trip to Ireland First of all, I would like to thank you for opportunity you are giving me to go to Ireland to represent the company. I have always wanted to go there and to show my thanks I have been preparing for the trip by looking up local customs and communication. I believe the internet research I have done in the past few days will help me out greatly with the nonverbal and verbal forms of local communication. Nonverbal Communication in Ireland From research and talking to people, I have found out that eye contact is very important in the Irish culture. Just as in America, it is seen as a sign of disrespect and will not gain me any trust with the potential clients. Hand movements pointed directly towards a person are seen as threats and as hand movements are common, they must be to your side to prevent any miscommunication. Lastly dancing is a very big form of Irish culture and an even bigger form of miscommunication....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course AXIA 102 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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