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Title: Business card etiquette


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Business Card Etiquette Tips
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Business Card Etiquette Tips
Business cards are an internationally recognized
means of presenting personal contact details, so
ensure you have a plentiful supply.
Demonstrating good business etiquette is
merely a means of presenting yourself as best you
can. Failure to adhere to foreign business
etiquette does not always have disastrous
consequences.
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Business Card Etiquette Tips
Your business cards should be clean and
up-to-date Do be prepared Do make it a point
to hand out business cards
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Business cards are generally exchanged at the
beginning of or at the end of an initial meeting.

When traveling abroad for business it is
advisable to have one side of your business card
translated into the appropriate language.
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Business Card Etiquette Tips
  • Do not force your card on those who have not
    asked for it
  • Treat cards with respect when receiving them
  • Do not enclose business cards in personal or
    emotional correspondence

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Different countries have different customs when
it comes to exchanging professional business
cards. While everyone appreciates quality
business cards, there are specific rules one must
follow for different parts of the world.
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Business Card Etiquette in Japan
Business cards are exchanged with great
ceremony. Invest in quality business cards.
Having the best business cards possible is a
direct reflection of your self image. Always
keep your business cards in pristine
condition. Treat the business card you receive
as you would the person, as they are seen as a
representation of that person's honor.
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Exchanging Business cards in China
Your business card should include your
title. If your company is the oldest or largest
in your country, that fact should be highlighted
on your card. Hold the card in both hands when
offering it. Never write on someone's card
unless so directed.
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Exchanging Business Cards in India
If you have a university degree or any honor, put
it on your business card. Always use the right
hand to give and receive business
cards. Business cards need not be translated
into Hindi as English is widely spoken within the
business community Business cards need not be
translated into Hindi as English is widely spoken
within the business community
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Business Card Etiquette in the UK
Business card etiquette is relaxed in the UK and
involves little ceremony. It is not considered
bad etiquette to keep cards in a pocket.
Business cards should be kept clean and
presentable. Do not feel obliged to hand out a
business card to everyone you meet as it is not
expected.
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Business Card Etiquette in Japan
Make sure your business card includes your title.
The Japanese place emphasis on status and
hierarchy. Business cards are always received
with two hands but can be given with only one.
During a meeting, place the business cards on
the table in front of you in the order people are
seated. When the meeting is over, put the
business cards in a business card case or a
portfolio.
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Business Card Etiquette in Japan
Make sure your business card includes your title.
The Japanese place emphasis on status and
hierarchy. Business cards are always received
with two hands but can be given with only
one. When the meeting is over, put the business
cards in a business card case or a portfolio. By
following these tips, you are sure to make the
most of every international meeting and business
opportunity.
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