S: Erin Byrd - Global Business Etiquette
FC: France | Paris Lille Valence Bordeaux Nice
1: Why I Selected This Country | I selected this country because I know how to speak French and I love how beautiful France is. I also love the history.
2: Facts and Statistics | France is located in Europe. | The capital of France is Paris!
4: Facts & Statistics | Notre Dame
5: Climate: France has cool winters and mild summers. | Population: 60, 424, 213 | Ethnic Make-up: France's ethnic make-up is Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, and Basque minorities. | Religions: Around 83%-88% are Roman Catholic, 2% are Protestant, 1% is Jewish, and 5% to 10% are Muslim. About 4% is unaffiliated.
6: Language, Culture, and Society | This is escargot. It is a French cuisine that many people enjoy.
7: Official Language: The official language of France is French. | Some of the other languages include Catalan, Breton, Occitan, Corsu, Arabic, Kabyle, and Antillean Creole. | Food is very important to the people of France. | Each member of a French family has a certain role and a set of responsibilities.
8: Etiquette and Customs
9: 1.) A kiss on the cheek is just a friendly greeting in France. | 2.) Using someone's first name is a bad thing. It is reserved for the use of friends and families only. | 3.) You are expected to say 'bonjour' or 'bonsoir' when you are greeting someone. This is only if you are seeing them for a small amount of time. | 4.) If you give a flower as a gift, you should give an odd amount. Exclude the number 13. It is considered to be very unlucky. | 5.) Dress well. French fashion is completely different than anywhere else in the world. Their definition of casual is completely different than how we would view it.
10: Business Etiquette and Protocol | 1.) Your courtesy and degree of formality is emphasized in any French business. | 2.) Your trust is only earned through your behavior. | 3.) If you do not speak French, an apology for not knowing how to do so could help your business relationship. | 4.) For a business meeting, you should have it planned at least up to two weeks ahead of time. | 5.) Business uniform is very neat and stylish. It is not in the least bit casual.
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13: This is the French flag. The colors are the same as the American flag.