Essential Do's and Taboos

Overview

"Roger Axtell is an internationalist Emily Post."
?The New Yorker

International business and leisure travel etiquette expert Roger Axtell's bestselling Do's and Taboos books have helped hundreds of thousands of business travelers and tourists avoid the missteps and misunderstandings the world traveler can encounter. In Essential Do's and Taboos, Axtell shares the wisdom he has compiled over a lifetime of international experience.

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Overview

"Roger Axtell is an internationalist Emily Post."
—The New Yorker

International business and leisure travel etiquette expert Roger Axtell's bestselling Do's and Taboos books have helped hundreds of thousands of business travelers and tourists avoid the missteps and misunderstandings the world traveler can encounter. In Essential Do's and Taboos, Axtell shares the wisdom he has compiled over a lifetime of international experience.

Whether you need to know the best time of year to set up a business meeting in Germany or why the O.K. sign is not O.K. in Brazil, you'll find practical, fascinating, culture-savvy, up-to-date advice to help you steer clear of faux pas and face the world with confidence. Essential Do's and Taboos features:
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Information on customs, protocol, etiquette, hand gestures, and body language
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Fresh advice regarding Internet business and communication options
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Country-specific chapters on eleven popular locations—from old favorites like England, France, Japan, and Germany to hot tourist destinations and emerging economies like India, China, Russia, and Mexico
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Guidance on hosting international visitors
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Important tips on using English around the world
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Special do's and taboos for women traveling abroad

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471740506
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 1,010,932
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 5.92 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger E. Axtell is the author of nine previous Do's and Taboos books, including the bestselling Do's and Taboos Around the World and Gestures. His work has been written about in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other major global publications. He travels regularly, giving lectures to business people and other audiences.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Essential Things to Know about Gestures and Body Language.

2 Essential Things to Know about General Protocol.

3 Essential Tips for Hosting International Visitors.

4 Essential Things to Know about Using English around theWorld.

5 Essential Things for Women to Know When Traveling Abroad.

6 Essential Things to Know about Using the InternetInternationally.

7 Essential Things to Know When Preparing for Travel Abroad.

8 Some Essential Things to Know about Eleven PopularDestinations.

Canada.

Mexico.

Japan.

China.

Germany.

France.

Italy.

Brazil.

Russia.

India.

The United Kingdom.

9 Essential Things to Know about Taking Your Show on theRoad—Exporting.

10 Two Dozen Quick Essentials for International BusinessSuccess.

Epilogue.

Recommended Reading.

Directory of State International Development Organizations.

Index.

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