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Gayle Cotton’s Interview ‘Business Travel in Mexico’ Is on About.com

Posted on December 20, 2014 by Comments are off

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The interview on ‘Business Travel Tips for Mexico’ is a brief snapshot of conversation guidelines for Mexico, tips for communicating in Mexico, and strategies for doing business with Israel to help with understanding the culture in Mexico. It’s important to keep in mind that as we homogenize as a ‘global culture’, cultural tendencies change and evolve as well. Awareness is the first step when it comes to tips for intercultural communication!

Interview Links:

Cultural Tips for Mexico

http://businesstravel.about.com/od/resources/fl/Cultural-Tips-for-Doing-Business-in-Mexico.htm

To learn more about the Do’s and Taboos for Mexico, doing business in Mexico, and the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East – order Gayle Cotton’s bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’ available on Amazon as a Book, eBook, or Audio Book

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Emmy Award Winner, Gayle Cotton, is the author of this post and of the bestselling book, SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’, available on Amazon as a Book, eBook, or Audio Book. She is President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Education, and a distinguished Professional Keynote Speaker. Contact Gayle to be a conference speaker for your events! She is a cross cultural expert that will entertain and inspire audiences of all sizes with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to cross-cultural communication and social business etiquette. Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland.

Circles Of Excellence provides Corporate Training, Executive Coaching, and Professional Keynote Speakers for companies of all sizes and in all industries, including over 50 Fortune 500 companies. Contact us about our customized programs for Communication Skills, Cross-Cultural Communications, Customer Service, Diversity, Leadership & Management, Presentation Skills, Sales & Negotiations, Stress Management, Team Building, and Time Management.

 

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Free Webinar on Gayle Cotton’s Book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!’

Posted on May 10, 2014 by Comments are off

We are so excited to announce that the webinar on Gayle Cotton’s bestselling book, ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’, is now available for Book-WSJ 3Danyone to take for free!

This is a highly rated webinar on do’s & taboos for cultures and cultural tips for international business that Gayle did for Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Please feel free to take the webinar at your convenience anytime… anywhere!

The webinar includes business travel tips for unfamiliar cultures and conversation guidelines for Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East. It also has tips for communicating in different countries, as well as strategies for doing business with unfamiliar cultures to help with understanding cultures around the world. It’s important to keep in mind that as we homogenize as a ‘global culture’, cultural tendencies change and evolve as well. Awareness is the first step!

Tips for Communicating in Different Countries and Doing Business with Unfamiliar Cultures

http://www.circlesofexcellence.com/books/attend-say-anything-webinar/

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/ Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, order Gayle Cotton’s bestselling book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’, now available on Amazon as a Book, eBook, or Audio Book. Gayle is an Emmy Award Winner, President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Education, and a distinguished Professional Keynote Speaker. Contact Gayle to be a conference speaker at your events! She is a cross cultural expert that will entertain and inspire audiences of all sizes with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to cross-cultural communication and social business etiquette. Gayle travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland.

Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

Circles Of Excellence provides Corporate Training, Executive Coaching, and Professional Keynote Speakers for companies of all sizes and in all industries, including over 50 Fortune 500 companies. Contact us about our customized programs for Communication Skills, Cross-Cultural Communications, Customer Service, Diversity, Leadership & Management, Presentation Skills, Sales & Negotiations, Stress Management, Team Building, and Time Management!

 

Website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

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Video clips: Speaker preview for Gayle Cotton

Gayle Cotton’s book website: SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!

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Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos

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Gayle Cotton Starts a Media Tour Beginning in NYC for Her New Audio Book!

Posted on April 12, 2014 by Comments are off

Gayle Cotton, President of Circles Of Excellence Inc. and author of the bestselling book, SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere!, is off to New York on another publicity and media tour for her new Audio Book which is now available on Amazon. She will once again be a less infrequent visitor in the Dallas office due to the success of her bestselling book — and now audio book. Congratulations Gayle!

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Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

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Gayle Cotton’s Bestselling Book Is Now Available as an Audio Book on Amazon!

Posted on March 30, 2014 by Comments are off

As so many of you have requested – Gayle Cotton’s bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’  is now available as an Audio Book on Amazon – perfect for you frequent travelers!

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Circles Of Excellence provides Corporate Training and Executive Coaching for companies of all sizes and in all industries, including over 50 Fortune 500 companies. Contact us about our customized programs for Communication Skills, Cross-Cultural Communications, Customer Service, Diversity, Leadership & Management, Presentation Skills, Sales & Negotiations, Stress Management, Team Building, and Time Management!

 

Blog: www.circlesofexcellence.com/blog

MEDIA Page: Newsroom-Media-Interviews

Website: www.circlesofexcellence.com

Gayle Cotton’s book website: SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!

Soon on the Circles Of Excellence blog:

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos for SCOTLAND

Soon on Gayle Cotton’s blog

Cross-cultural article: Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos for MEXICO

Check out our Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos Articles Archive for countries you may have missed!

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Free Webinar on Gayle Cotton’s Book ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!’

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Comments are off

We are so excited to announce that the webinar on Gayle Cotton’s bestselling book, ‘SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Cross-Cultural Communication’, is now available for Book-WSJ 3Danyone to take for free!

This is a highly rated webinar on do’s & taboos for cultures and cultural tips for international business that Gayle did for Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Please feel free to take the webinar at your convenience anytime… anywhere!

The webinar includes business travel tips for unfamiliar cultures and conversation guidelines for Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East. It also has tips for communicating in different countries, as well as strategies for doing business with unfamiliar cultures to help with understanding cultures around the world. It’s important to keep in mind that as we homogenize as a ‘global culture’, cultural tendencies change and evolve as well. Awareness is the first step!

Tips for Communicating in Different Countries and Doing Business with Unfamiliar Cultures

http://www.circlesofexcellence.com/books/attend-say-anything-webinar/

To learn more about the communication and business styles of Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East – order Gayle’s bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication’ – now available as an Audio Book on Amazon!

Emmy Award Winner, Gayle Cotton, is the author of this article and of the bestselling book SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communications’. She is President of Circles Of Excellence for Corporate Education and a distinguished Professional Keynote Speaker. Contact Gayle to be the next conference speaker for your event! She travels worldwide from business bases in Texas and Switzerland, and entertains and inspires audiences of all size with her fresh, unique, and humorous approach to cross-cultural communication and social business etiquette.

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Create Rapport and Organize Strategies for Success

The CROSS of Cross-Cultural

Circles Of Excellence provides Corporate Training, Executive Coaching, and Professional Keynote Speakers for companies of all sizes and in all industries, including over 50 Fortune 500 companies. Contact us about our customized programs for Communication Skills, Cross-Cultural Communications, Customer Service, Diversity, Leadership & Management, Presentation Skills, Sales & Negotiations, Stress Management, Team Building, and Time Management!

Website:www.circlesofexcellence.com

MEDIA: Newsroom-Media-Interviews

Gayle Cotton’s speaker website: www.gaylecotton.com

Video clips: Speaker preview for Gayle Cotton

Gayle Cotton’s book website: SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!

Coming on the: Circles Of Excellence blog

Cross-cultural articles: Cultural Clues, Do’s and Taboos

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Cultural Clues, Do’s & Taboos: Communication Guidelines for MEXICO

Posted on June 12, 2012 by Comments are off

In conversation, Mexicans talk easily and often about their families and private lives. They will expect the same of you.

Mexicans prefer to do business with people they know. Cultivating personal relationships with others will be crucial to your success. Strive to establish contacts as high up in the organization as possible. If possible, use a local, well-connected person to make the necessary introductions for you.

Punctuality is not as much of a priority in the Mexican business culture. However, visitors should arrive on time. The pace of business is also slower and time is more flexible. Expect time delays up to 30 minutes for business and even longer delays for social events.

Men will usually shake hands during greetings. A gentle grip is common. Handshakes at the end of a meeting are intended to affirm what was discussed or agreed to.

An ‘abrazo’ or hug with pats on the back is common on the 2nd or 3rd meeting. It is seen as a sign of good will in Mexican business culture.

In business, it’s appropriate for women to initiate handshakes with men. With each other, they may simply pat each other on the right forearm or shoulder. If they are particularly close, women may hug or kiss each other on the cheek.

Conversations occur at a much closer physical distance than many cultures may be accustomed to. Moving away to establish distance could be considered unfriendly. In response, a Mexican will often step forward and close the distance up again.

Mexican men are warm, friendly, and tend to initiate a lot of physical contact. They often touch shoulders or hold the arm of another. Withdrawing from these gestures could be perceived as an insult.

Mexicans often avoid saying “no” directly”. A “no” may be disguised by “maybe” or “we’ll see.” It’s best to use this indirect approach in your business relationships so your Mexican counterparts don’t
perceive you as being aggressive or pushy.

The appearance and presentation of letters and promotional materials are considered very important and will be subject to scrutiny. Place documents on the table with care. Never casually toss or throw them.

Mexican business people can be quite status-conscious, and it helps to have at least one member of your team from higher-level management. It may also be an asset to mention any university degrees you hold.

Subjective feelings and emotional appeals are often effective in Mexico, so emphasize how your Mexican counterparts will benefit personally. It also helps to mention the importance of trust, honor and family pride.

Negotiations are usually lengthy and may include a lot of bargaining. Usually, the highest person in authority makes the final decision. Final decisions are always followed by a written agreement.

Mexicans may use a “psst-psst” sound to get another’s attention in public. This is not considered rude in Mexican business etiquette,

If purchasing things in Mexico, place your money directly in the vendor’s or clerk’s hand. Leaving your payment on the counter may give the impression that you feel they are beneath you.

5 Key Topics to Use in Conversation

  • Mexican scenery and landmarks
  • Mexican art, culture, history and music
  • Your family or job is always a good topic
  • The local Mexican cuisine and drink
  • Sports, especially Mexican “futbol” (soccer)

5 Key Topics or Gestures to Avoid in Conversation

  • The “O.K.” gesture with the thumb and index finger is considered vulgar
  • Men should avoid putting their hands in their pockets as this is considered rude
  • Religious profanity is very offensive in Mexico
  • Putting your hands on your hips signifies that you’re making a challenge
  • Eye contact is less direct, so avoid looking at others too intently.

Bon Voyage!

Please visit Gayle Cotton’s Blog for additional Cross-Cultural Articles throughout the summer. Gayle’s articles on this blog will return in the Fall when she returns from her ‘Book Sabbatical’ to write her new book:

SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere!’

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