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

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Visits of Foreign Counterparts

“After one look at this planet, any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.’”

 

–William S. Burroughs

Now that we have outlined the etiquette to be followed when you are on a foreign visit, it is time to look at the other side of the coin, namely the visits of your foreign counterparts and other foreign stakeholders to your location. Such visits demand that you be a perfect host, who not only exceeds the expectations of your foreign visitors had about their trip, but also set the stage for a sustained, strong and special business relationship with them.

Such visits will typically involve knowledge transfer, project kick-off, review meetings, planning meetings and so on. The profile of people ...

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