Working with companies from South East Asia, Singapore & Malaysia, Japan, Korea or China requires different business etiquette than Western nations. Below is a video crash course in the art of the Asian business card exchange.
Following these simple tips and honoring protocol in their countries will win you huge points and guarantee respect. Not following these cultural business guidelines could result in lost deals or reduced business from Asian companies.
My generation, (Generation X) is not as formal as our previous generation, and some people lament that the United States is slowly losing formality & etiquette that makes for a respectful and polite society. This video contains important information for the younger business professional who may have no experience with Asian business culture and working with international firms.
Exchanging business cards is a small but non trivial part of working with international firms.
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