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The ACE of Soft Skills: Attitude, Communication and Etiquette for Success by Mahadevan Ramesh, Gopalaswamy Ramesh

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Foreign Business Trips

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.”

 

–George Bernard Shaw

You are a young professional and you are sent on a foreign business trip by your organization—that is what dreams are made of. In spite of globalization, foreign trips are still glamorous. With the ‘official’ tag attached to it, it broadcasts to the whole world that you are now an important member of your organization and that they entrust you with their crucial assignments. With this importance comes certain euphoria—a feeling of elevation to the stratosphere and that you are in a different league now.

What we stress in this chapter are some basic etiquette that you need to follow before, during and after your foreign visit and not let the euphoria ...

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