International Cultural Differences and Guidelines – Website


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I just ran across an excellent website ( that lists information on a range of countries and cultural norms for each, including (using Australia as an example):

Australia: About Australia About Australia
Australia: Appointment Alert! Making appointments
Australia: Business Dress Guidelines for business dress
Australia: Conversation Welcome topics of conversation
Australia: First Name or Title? Addressing others with respect
Australia: Gift Giving Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift
Australia: Let’s Make a Deal! What you should know before negotiating
Australia: Prosperous Entertaining Entertaining for business success
Australia: Public Behaviour Acceptable public conduct

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Peter Cohan
Have you ever seen a bad software demonstration? Peter Cohan is the founder and principal of Great Demo!, focused on helping software organizations improve the success rates of their demos. He authored Great Demo! - how to prepare and deliver surprisingly compelling software demonstrations. Peter has experience as an individual contributor, manager and senior management in marketing, sales, and business development. He has also been, and continues to be, a customer.


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