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PR Connections #14 – COMM 4333 and 2322
In my Public Relations Applications class, we traveled all around the world, learning how to conduct business in the other countries. Elijah Gil and I were assigned Mexico. We learned a lot about doing business in this South American country and heard about our classmates’ findings as well. It is always important to know about certain superstitions and conditions. For example, it is bad luck in Japan to say the word “four” therefore, that is great knowledge for a traveling business woman since I would most likely offend them. Here are some other Do’s and Dont’s we found when dealing with international communications.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS: MEXICO
- Know spanish – the official language of the country.
- Have patience – they will not be rigidly punctual since they put more emphasis on their personal obligations.
- Leave afternoon as a second option – Mexicans prefer to do business between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- In Mexico, men shake hands – women offer hand for a polite kiss by a gentleman.
Drea ! xoxo