S: Global Business Etiquette By Brianna
BC: http://kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/italy-country-profile.html http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101018/ap_on_sp_so_ne/soc_italy_serbia_violence_1 http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-world/italy-rubbish-row-sparks-violent-clashes-20101020-16spe.html http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101020/sc_afp/italypoliticsenergynuclearwarming_20101020160149
1: I selected this country because I have always wanted to go to Italy. | Why I selected this country
2: Facts and Statistics
3: Location: Southern Europe Capital: Rome
4: Facts and Statistics
5: Climate- predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south | Population- 58,057,477 | Ethnic Makeup- Italian | Religions- *Roman Catholic *Mature Protestant and Jewish communities *Growing Muslim immigrant community
6: Language, Culture, & Society | Official Language- Italian 93 percent of population speaks it
7: First impressions are lasting impressions in Italy. The way you dress matters. | Family values are very important to the Italians.
8: Etiquette & Protocol
9: -Do not give yellow flowers; they indicate jealousy. -Do not wrap gifts in black; it is traditionally a mourning color. | -Leave a small amount of food on your plate. -Pick up cheese with your knife, not your finger. -If you don't want more wine, leave your glass nearly full.
10: Business Etiquette & Protocol
11: -Italians prefer doing business with people they know & trust. -Italians prefer to do business with high-ranking people. -They must have appointments and they must be written in Italian writing 2 to 3 weeks in advance. | -Dressing well is a priority in Italy. -Business cards are exchanged after the introduction about the business.
12: Italy: In The News!
13: 1. Italy won't accept rematch with Serbia 2. Italy rubbish row sparks violent clashes 3. Nuclear power will cut Italy emissions: official
18: good times!!