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UK and International Business Class
Are you planning to come to the UK or Europe on business? Whether
you are coming as an individual entrepreneur or you are being
sent by your company, it can be a daunting prospect especially
if you haven’t travelled much in Europe before.
Here at Changing Gear we specialise in helping you to handle
all the situations you may encounter with aplomb and professionalism.
You will be able to move amongst high level business people
with sensitivity and an awareness of international rules of
etiquette. You will understand the unwritten rules, customs
and expectations of your potential UK and European clients and
thus avoid possible embarrassing moments.
What will you learn?
The courses are held over 5 days in Central London* and include:
- The cultural expectation of you from Europeans in business.
For example, how to address people (first name, last name?),
offering gifts, (or not), acceptable gestures, and even ‘virtual
- Finessing your business and social English
- Understanding UK and European etiquette and modern restaurant
manners including how to manage table silverware, pick up
the correct glass, and how to handle waiting staff with respect.
Tipping, Corporate Entertainment – where, what, how?
- Effective Networking in the UK
- Your Personal Brand, just like any product or service you
may be selling, is hugely important, as, especially in Europe,
people ‘buy’ people, (they work with people they
like). So, understanding how people expect you to be dressed
in business on this side of the world and how to present your
own professional image, ‘brand’, and professional
case, in the most suitable and elegant way is paramount.
- Learning appropriate Body Language
- Finding your way around the City and countryside - trains,
buses, taxis, driving