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Why You Need to Read "Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands" Before Your Next International Business Trip

Posted by G3 Translate on May 9, 2018

"Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands," written by champion international road warrior, Terri Morrison, is the perfect guide for anyone who is traveling to another country whether for business or for leisure. It covers the cultural etiquette and business practices of over 60 countries! Did you know that your body language, speech or appearance can insult others and cause your intentions to be completely misinterpreted? This book tackles tips about how to close deals, break the ice and navigate not only the business world but also avoid being a complete outcast socially. It is derived originally from a 1990s database of international tips that Booz Allen Hamilton, AT&T and DuPont used and is a wealth of information if you plan to work abroad, travel or collaborate with international teams. 

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Tags: International Travel, Cultural Knowledge

From Boarding to Baggage Claim: The Seven Best Books to Read on a Plane

Posted by G3 Translate on April 16, 2018

In between working on that upcoming presentation and texting your son to remind him about baseball practice, you may find yourself with a few spare moments to do something for you during your flight to see your next client or attend an important meeting. It’s a rare occasion that you actually have free time, right?

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Tags: International Travel

What Not to Wear to Your Next International Business Meeting

Posted by G3 Translate on December 15, 2017

In today’s world of easy travel, we can jump on a plane and get to our destination in a jiffy, but do we ever take a minute to think about how we will be perceived when we arrive? In the U.S. you might be able to grace the stage for a TedTalk in Converse High Tops and an expensive blazer, but in other countries this simply won't do.

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Tags: International Travel, Cultural Knowledge

10 Best Apps for International Business Travelers

Posted by G3 Translate on September 1, 2017

When you travel overseas for work, it can bring on a whole litany of issues to deal with. You do have devices right in your hand that can help you with that, which is great news! These are obviously your smartphone and tablet. There are fantastic apps you can download that will cater to the busy international business traveler. Here are 10 of the best apps to download right now that might help you out.

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Tags: International Travel

Understanding How Cultural Differences Impact Business Around the World

Posted by G3 Translate on August 15, 2017

You don’t have to travel far to know you’re no longer at home. Language is the first consideration most have when they travel abroad. But any seasoned traveler can tell you that even if the language doesn’t change, cultural experiences can be radically different in a new country. Ever visited the loo* in England, or been asked if you were free in the avro* in Australia? You can learn a language and study up on your slang, but there are still other cultural differences you should consider when doing business around the world.

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Tags: International Travel, Cultural Knowledge