When you are working with people from other countries, it is important to focus on the language that you use to make sure that you are communicating what you think you are communicating and what you really want to communicate.
Even with very good language skills, it is still quite easy to say the wrong thing!
However, the words and phrases that you use are only one part of the communication process and you should remember that there are also lots of cultural factors that can affect the way your message is understood.
Cultural etiquette varies between countries so it is very important to do a little research before meeting someone important (perhaps someone that you would like to do business with) and pay attention to how other people from that culture treat each other and deal with social matters.
Remember that as in your own language, what matters is not just what you say but also how you say it! And this applies to body language as well: it's not what you do, it's how you do it!
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