Portugal--Parker Nix

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/20/11 Portugal By: Parker Nix
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4/20/11 Introduction Portugal is in Southwestern Europe, west of Spain The country is 94% Roman Catholic There are 10,524,145 residents in Portuga
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4/20/11 Business Greetings The handshake accompanied by direct eye contact and the appropriate greeting for the time of day Once a personal relationship has developed, greetings become more personal Men may greet each other with a hug and a handshake
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4/20/11 Business Dress In Portuguese society appearance is very important People believe clothes indicate social standing and success They take great
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4/20/11 Business Cards The first action should be to shake hands and, on a first meeting, exchange business cards. There is no formal etiquette here, other than normal politeness
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4/20/11 Business Introductions The proper form of address is 'senhor' and 'senhora' Anyone with a university degree is referred to as 'doutour' or 'doutoura' Wait until invited before moving to a first-name basis
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Unformatted text preview: Until friend suggests otherwise 4/20/11 Table Manners May arrive between 30 min to one hour later than the set time when invited to a large meeting Do not eat until the hostess says "bom appetito Do not rest your elbows on the table Hands should be visible at all times Do not place the napkin in your lap 4/20/11 Gift Giving When invited to a home for dinner, bring flowers, good quality chocolates or candy to the hostess Do not give red flowers since red is the symbol of the revolution Do not give 13 flowers. The number is considered unlucky Gifts are usually opened when received 4/20/11 Conclusion When carrying on a conversation do not talk about: Politics Sports other than soccer Religion Person Finance Never stretch in public 4/20/11 Work Citied http:// www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/g http:// www.bpcc.pt/businessCulture.asp http:// images.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab...
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