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Wednesday, November 08, 2006


My smile to ALL nice bloggers.

You don't speak English as I don't ? Don't worry, just smile!
That's what the experts on communication skills are saying.
It's easy to communicate when you travel abroad.
Smile, look at people in a friendly way and point at things and people will understand you.

Or will they?

People in different countries request things in different ways.

*The British say "please" and "thank you" more than Americans. When they buy somethings the British may say "thank you" two or three times during the conversation. The American say "thank you" once. ( I'm not sure).

*Americans always replay "you're welcome" after "thank you". The British sometimes replay "thank you", or sometimes do not reply.

*In Northern European countries (e.g. Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Poland and Germany), people request things simply and directly and their intonation sounds like an English command.

*In Southern Europe, a smile, friendly body language and eye contact are very important when you're requesting something.

*In Asia, people sometimes give a very small bow and often look away when requesting something.

( from "Handshake - a course in communication; Sunday Gazette- travel page)

But what about WRITING ?