Brazil:

Tip 11
Meetings usually start and finish with quite a lot of small talk - this is an important section of the meeting and should not be rushed.
Tip 12
Agendas are not always used and if present may be ignored by everybody except you.
Tip 13
Effort needs to be put into the process of melding a team together. Provide time space and opportunity for the all-important relationship-building process.
Tip 14
Although many Brazilians speak very good English, it is not universally spoken. When dealing with people outside the major cities, you may need to check if translation to Brazilian Portuguese is necessary.
Tip 15
Great emphasis is placed on the value of verbal communication. The things that people say are often given greater weight than anything in a written format.
Tip 16
Don't simply rely on emails to give information. Follow things up with a phone call or a meeting to discuss the matter.
Tip 17
The use of emotion in communication should be seen as a sign of enthusiasm and emphasis rather than as anger or loss of control.
Tip 18
Brazilians use a great deal of body language, stand at relatively close proximity and have strong levels of eye contact. Try to become comfortable with these - don't act in a reserved fashion.
Tip 19
Although it is important to give the impression of being an easy-going lover of life, humour is best avoided in serious situations.
Tip 20
Appearance is very important for both men and women. Your appearance should reflect your level of importance.
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