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Culture Smart Australia

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Barry Penney Gina Teague



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Kuperard Publishers
01 February 2016
Series: Culture Smart
Australia -Culture Smart! appears on Oprah's Austalian Adventure! Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* dos, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers. Sunday Times Travel . . . the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries. Global Travel . . .full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas. Observer . . .as useful as they are entertaining. Easyjet Magazine . . .offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world. New York Times
By:   Barry Penney, Gina Teague
Imprint:   Kuperard Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   REV
Dimensions:   Height: 169mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   180g
ISBN:   9781857338287
ISBN 10:   1857338286
Series:   Culture Smart
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   01 February 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Brief History Politics - Economic Life Traditions - Friendships & Family Relationships Bureaucracy Religion Humour - Local Holidays Taboos Invitations Gifts Dress - Business etiquette - Punctuality & Appointments - Team working Communication Negotiating - Women in Society Tips - Eating Out - Traditional Food - Dos and Don t - Making Friends

<b>Barry Penney</b> is an Australian teacher, trainer, and management executive. A graduate of the University of Adelaide and the Australian Administrative Staff College, Victoria, he has lived and worked in the United States, Britain, and Turkey. On returning to Australia he became a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. <b>Gina Teague</b> is a consultant, trainer, and writer on cross-cultural management, international relocation, and global career development. Born in the United Kingdom, she has lived and worked in France, Spain, Brazil, the USA, and Australia. A cofounder of Isis Group International, an intercultural training company, she now lives in Sydney, Australia.

Reviews for Culture Smart Australia: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers...' Sunday Times Travel, ' the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries.' Global Travel, ' full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas.' Observer, ' as useful as they are entertaining.' Easy Jet Magazine, ' offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world.' New York Times

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