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BODY LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

How eye contact, winking, shaking head, okay sign, thumbs up sign, interpreted in different international cultures
Instructor:
Eric Yeboah
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Get understanding of world cultural implications
Learn to understand the meaning of gestures and its interpretation for a specific group of people
enable people to travel to places of convenience knowing more on where they are going and the cultural or behavior
learn the effective and efficient use of body language
Help interpret body language with complete meaning
learn the strategies to adopt as tourist

Body language is one of the most important aspect of communication we have all taken for granted, as William shake speare one said ” there’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lips” this means every part of our┬ábody communicate with meaning. The pride of any body on this earth is your unique identity that is culture, which is the way of life of a group of people, understanding people means understanding their culture and respecting the culture.

As long as the world is a global place we need to learn other people body language to enable as fit in every environment. It is time that multinationals add body language as a course to enable the global staff understand and respect cultures.

This course most be learn by all to enable as apply body language in a professional way the eye contact, winking, thumps up etc all have a role to apply in business. All of as must take body language serious because it have effect in doing business.I edge every body to use body language for business and personal advantage.

Introduction

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Introduction
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Introduction to body language

CULTURAL INTERPRETATION: EYE CONTACT

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American eye contact interpretation
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Europe eye contact interpretation
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Philippine, Ghana, Guinea- Bissau interpretation of eye contact

CULTURAL INTERPRETATION: WINKING

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winking in Hong Kong, Tunisia, Bangladesh
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Winking at the opposite sex in Nepal, Paraguay and Australia
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Winking at children in Nigeria
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Winking interpretation in USA

CULTURAL INTERPRETATION: GESTURES "OKAY" SIGN

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North American cultures
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French

CULTURAL INTERPRETATION: THUMBS UP SIGN

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France and Latin America
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Bangladesh Interpretation
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Kenya Interpretation

CULTURAL INTERNATIONAL: SHAKING HEAD

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Greeks Interpretation
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Ghana Interpretation
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Lebanon and Iran interpretation

CULTURAL INTERPRETATION: SPECIFIC INTERPRETATIONS

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Clapping both hands in honduras
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raising eyebrows in Tonga
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Bulgarians nod up and down
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Upward nod in Italy, Iran and greece
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Japan speakers are suppose to look at listeners neck or elsewhere not his eyes
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Talking with hands in pocket in Switzerland, France, Russia and Austria

FIVE STRATEGIES FOR TOURIST / TRAVELLERS

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Information about host country
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Know the culture of the people
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Use their body language
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Information about specific place of visit
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Have good friends, depart on time

CONCLUSION

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