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Business Cards

Americans treat business cards as objects, throwing them into a pocket or purse without even glancing at them. The Chinese, on the other hand, take cards very seriously and are prepared to exchange business cards early in a meeting. The Japanese exchange cards often and with everyone in the room. With Asian coworkers, however, don’t offer your card until asked, or you may appear too aggressive. When you give your card to an Asian, present it with both hands, and make sure the type is facing the recipient, right side up. When you receive a card from an Asian at the same time you are presenting yours, take it with your right hand and give yours with your left hand. If you are sitting at a desk, put the person’s card in front of you on the desk until the meeting is over. Never present a business card with your left hand to people from Southeast Asia, Africa, or the Middle East (except Israel).


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