Corporate Etiquette

International Business Etiquette Training for Corporate Clients

Whether your company is based solely in your home country, or has offices all around the world, business today is international.

To sign important clients and make lucrative connections, your employees need to be prepared and equipped with the skills to make a polished first impression, and the expertise to communicate effectively with people from different countries and cultures.

  • Are your employees comfortable meeting and greeting across cultures?
  • Do your employees know the correct dining and business card protocol?
  • Do your employees represent your company in a polite and polished manner?

The modules on offer cover general business etiquette and international business etiquette to help companies equip their professionals with etiquette training for the world.


Corporate Etiquette with Executive ImpressionsWhen you meet somebody for the first time, you have on average 7 seconds to make a good first impression. Within that time frame, the other person will be looking at your appearance, body language, and facial expressions to determine if you’re somebody they want to do business with. This module will guide your valued employees through a winning first impression and beyond. 

Key topics include:
  • The Importance of First Impressions
  • How to Make a Powerful First Impression
  • Professional Dress Basics and Colours That Impact
  • Body language for Confident Professionals
  • Handshakes That Connect and Handshakes to Avoid
  • Meeting and Greeting in Business
  • Small Talk Basics
  • The Art of the Business Card
  • Tips for Remembering Names
  • And more…

To learn more, please contact us.


International Business Etiquette with Executive ImpressionsA sophisticated professional who has the cultural intelligence of international business etiquette can confidently carry out global introductions, exchange business card with grace, and use the appropriate body language and eye contact to connect with their international business partners. 

Key topics include:
  • The Importance of International Business Etiquette
  • First Impressions Across Cultures
  • Global Introductions and Forms of Address
  • Body Language and Gestures Across Cultures
  • Adapting Your Handshake
  • Business Card Protocol Around the World
  • Global Communication Styles
  • Communicating via E-mail
  • Gift Giving in International Business
  • And more…

To learn more, please contact us.


Dining Etiquette with Executive ImrpessionsWhether for a job interview or a meeting, international business dining can be a complicated juggle of social skills. Every move you make needs to project confidence and grace. 

Key topics include:
  • American and Continental Styles of Dining
  • Host & Guest Duties
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Navigating Your Place Setting
  • Table manners
  • Napkin Etiquette
  • Accidents and Difficult to Eat Foods
  • Body Language at the Table
  • Dining Conversation
  • And more…

This module can also be tailored for Asian dining etiquette. To learn more, please contact us.


Country Specific Business Etiquette with Executive ImrpessionsProfessionals who often do business with the same country may benefit from a more in-depth level of cultural understanding to feel more comfortable and confident in their business dealings. This module covers basic business etiquette of the country or region of your choice. 

Key topics include:
  • Cultural Overview of Your Chosen Region
  • Professional Dress Standards
  • Body Language to Use
  • Gestures to Avoid
  • Rank and Status
  • Forms of Address
  • Handshakes
  • Business Card Exchange
  • Communication Styles
  • * The Expectations of Women in Business (optional)

Popular countries/regions: Japan, China, India, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand.   

The above Corporate Etiquette programs run for 3 hours. If your company has specific requirements, please ask Kara about her customised training programs.



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