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How to do business internationally

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Existen dos maneras de hacer negocios. De manera local, ya sea dentro de un mismo pa铆s, o internacionalmente, al exportar productos y trabajar con gente de todas partes del mundo.

Desaf铆os del trabajo internacional

Comenzamos analizando los desaf铆os que presenta hacer negocios o trabajar de forma internacional.

Challenge Desafio
Language Lenguage (Ingl茅s es el lenguaje internacional de los negocios)
Time zone Zona horaria
Cultural differences Diferencias culturales
Body language Lenguaje corporal
Local Market Mercado local (diferencias en el tipo de moneda)

6 consejos para el trabajo internacional

Advice Consejo
Be patient Ser paciente
Socialize Socializar
Respect customs and try new things Respetar las costumbres y prueba cosas nuevas.
Practice the language Practicar el lenguaje
Be open minded Ser de mente abierta
Be flexible Ser flexible

驴Qu茅 otros consejos o desaf铆os para el trabajo internacional conoces?


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The ability to adapt to the environment can give you an advantage in business

How to do Business Internationally


| 鈥淚t鈥檚 not the strongest or the most intelligent who survive, but those who can best manage change.鈥 |

Two types of business:
- Domestic. When you sell your product within the same country that you鈥檙e in.
- International. You sell your products to other countries. You export the products.

What are the challenges of international business?

  • Language
  • Time zone
  • Cultural differences. Be aware of different cultures. High context vs low context cultures. You need to adapt to different cultures if you want to succeed in international business.
  • Body language. Extremely important.
  • Local Market. Pay attention to different currencies e.g. Dollar vs Peso and how the market change.

6 Tips for international business

  • Be patient
  • Socialize
  • Respect customs and try new things
  • Practice language
  • Be open-minded
  • Be flexible

Rude Hand Gestures: The V sign


I share a comparation video about different UK hand signs vs similar positive ones. In the case
the V means 鈥減iss off鈥 and it鈥檚 an insult if you鈥檙e English. *I share with the purpose of expant the cultural knowledge.

I would say, when socializing, don鈥檛 be too intrusive in the personal life of your partners/coworkers, that鈥檚 not good in some cultures as it could be 鈥渘ormal鈥 in latin american cultures.

Jessharris, according with the punctuality, I lived that experience once in some meetings with my boss, he was very angry with the employes that got very late after 15 min after the begining. Regards!

What are the challenges of the inernational business?

  • Language: The main language for business in the word is 鈥淓nglish鈥 so it鈥檚 the main challengue to do international business you must know english

  • Time zone: Maybe you live in venezuela but you are doing business in china it should be a challenge because you have several hours apart

  • Cultural differences: It should be a challenge to conect or understand some culturar differences because for example in latam we have some culture but im europe they have others cultures and traditions. Some cultures when they speak they share a lot information others just going to the point, hello, this is the context, goodbye鈥 You must adapt in others cultures to conect more with your co-workers

  • Body language: It is very important because for example in LATAM you say hello with a kiss but for others cultures it could be disgustin or annoyed. You must use a formal body language to be empathic and understable with your co-wokers

  • Local market: It is very important because you need to pay attention to different currencies, like dollars, bolivares, yens, euros

Two types of business

I鈥檓 working on my domestic business yet馃槀

鈥淓verything is about who you know

I LOVE this teacher jajajaj
No a kiss please jajajaa

Thanks. I liked the 6 tips of international business.

I did not know about it鈥檚 offensive to do the peace sign in the UK.

Considero que todo se resumen en: Cultural Intelligence

Hello, my name is milena

Thanks!!!

The language and the local market are the most challenging.

thank you

A tip for a business international could be to learn fast

excellent

Good job!!

Thank platzi

Excellent class.

great

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very interesting this topic, thank you teacher

in everything in life鈥!!!

Good tips!
We need to learn about the world (we have to open our minds to know new cultures, languages, experiences).
Learning and empathy.

6 essential tips for doing business internationally
Be patient
Socialize and enjoy:
Respect customs and try new things:
Reciprocate:
Keep in touch
Travel well

"It is not the strongest or the smartest who will survive, but those who can best manage change"
That is really important because the world is constantly changing and we have to adapt, especially in business. Now there are two types of businesses. National business and international business.
What are the main challenges of international business
the language, time zone, cultural differences, body language, the local market, currency fluctuation, practicing the language, even if you鈥檝e tried a bit to practice the local language to be able to talk to people.
Other cultures are going to need certain things. Perhaps punctuality is very important in one country, but it is not important in another country

I love this teacher.

I think you need to be flexible with domestic business too, in a diferent form but we should

Good recipes. I remember when i鈥檓 working in Chile, we found differences of meaning in some words in spanish like 鈥渃achay鈥 that鈥檚 mean understand, 鈥渃u谩tico鈥 that鈥檚 mean fantastic. This experience was cool jeje 馃槄

I felt offended at the first time about de High Context Cultures and Low Context Cultures (Cultural differences) but the first rule in bussiness is don鈥檛 take it personal, so it鈥檚 OK, I accept that, in Latam we are so distrusful so we need a lot of information, many proofs to believe; all this study was from an American cultural anthropologist called Edward T. Hall.

be patient as a phrase says, a key to success!馃槉

Being puntual is part of the cultural aspect in every country. Latinos, in mayority doesn't pay too much attention to this, specially when we speak. we have expressions that only latin Americans understand. like: "ya llego", "en un segundo", "dame un minuto". we don't take it literally, but in other countries people don't understand it.

International bussiness challenges

  • Language:
  • Time zones:
  • Cultural differences
  • Body languages
  • Local market
    Tips of International business
  • Be patient
  • Socialize: Everything is about who you know
  • Respect customs and try new things
  • Practice the language
  • Be open minded
  • Be flexible

my last teamwork was made up of people from Colombia and Per煤, and you may think that the cultures are very similar and is true, but sometimes we noticed some differences specially in the use of some words that produced misunderstandings. Be open minded to the deal with this small differences is so important in order to maintain the connection with the hole team

The ability to adapt to the environment can give you an advantage in business

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I would say, when socializing, don鈥檛 be too intrusive in the personal life of your partners/coworkers, that鈥檚 not good in some cultures as it could be 鈥渘ormal鈥 in latin american cultures.

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It鈥檚 not the strongest or the most intelligent who survive, but those who can best manage change.鈥澛爘

Two types of business:
-聽Domestic. When you sell your product within the same country that you鈥檙e in.
-聽International. You sell your products to other countries. You export the products.

What are the challenges of international business?

LanguageTime zoneCultural differences. Be aware of different cultures. High context vs low context cultures. You need to adapt to different cultures if you want to succeed in international business.Body language. Extremely important.Local Market. Pay attention to different currencies e.g. Dollar vs Peso and how the market change.

6 Tips for international business

Be patientSocializeRespect customs and try new thingsPractice languageBe open-mindedBe flexible

domestic business and international business
The importa part is the language and the same time you need to habndle the time zone
Cultural differences
Body language
Patient, socialize, respect, practice, open minded and flexible

鈥淚t is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.鈥 Leon C. Megginson.

For me a big challenge is to socialize, still is good to know what to do and what not, and it makes it easier.

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In real life doing business in countries like: China or Rusia, it鈥檚 more difficult than we would think, to communicate in English turns impossible in most cases, semiotic and gestures turns basic 馃槂

everything it`s very clear!

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International bussiness is when your export your products to others countries.

Changes are very important in our way to be achieve our goals. That鈥檚 what I think鈥

Is necessary to be carefully with opinions, respect others and have an open mind to adapt easily.

What are the challenges of international business?

I learned in a bad way about punctuality when I was about 20 years old, since then, I鈥檝e never been late for anything.

6 tips of international business

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I want to share with you this blog about the differences between an Open-Minded and Close-Minded Person

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I came here wanting to improve my english and I go out knowing how to do business internationally. Magic.

It is interesting the culture about emails. I found this article that talks about how to write effective emails https://guykawasaki.com/the_effective_e/). Guy advises us to write emails in 5 sentences and to write a meaningful subject line.

What are the challenges of international business?

  1. Language: the main language for business in the world is English.
  2. Time zone: you must be sure when you contact the client because of the different time zone.
  3. Cultural differences: we have to be aware of the differences in cultures, for that we must understand the high context culture and the low context culture.
  4. Body language: it鈥檚 extremely important because the contact might be an offense to the other people.
  5. Local market: you need to pay attention to different currencies, especially the fluctuation.

**6 tips for international business: **
鈥 Be patient
鈥 Socialize
鈥 Respect customs and try new things
鈥 Practice the language
鈥 Be open minded
鈥 Be flexible

Patience is the king of all when doing international business.
Why? Because when dealing with foreigners it almost encloses the 6 tips given by Jess Harris.
But being patient does not mean that you have to accept everything, remember that you are in the middle of a trade: you will give something waiting for something in return.

first of all we must believe in ourselves, it can be one of the 1st step

Be flexible, try to understand different contexts, and change the way you interact

The biggest barriers i have found doing international business are the language, time zone and the culture differences. One day we had a problem with the deployment of code with the company we work in India and we couldn鈥檛 solve that day because in there it was a hollyday and that was a big problem, after that we have to make a big effort to understand their way to speak english and their time zome, sometimes we have to be awake at 00 or 1 am 馃槀

Another important tip to international business is to never stop learning.

Jess is so funny when you told us about all the steps that you have to put in practice in Latin America jajajja this part was so jokey

I prefer low context cultures 馃槀

I needed a lot this class and is one of my favorites 馃槂

Why do we need much information? xD You can tell me what do I have to do and I鈥檒l do it without more info xD
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Anyhow, I think culture is important to keep in mind, and I didn鈥檛 know that the peace symbol is bad in England D:

Be open minded in all the aspects.

Useful expressions that he used in the same context;
Be aware - Estar al pendiente o ser consciente
In the right track - En el camino correcto
Main city - Ciudad d贸nde vives (principal)
to be able to - Para
Hight context cultures - Grandes diferencias de cultura
Low context cultures - Peque帽as diferencias de cultura
Handshake - apret贸n de manos
Taking into account - Tener en cuenta
Big challenge - Gran reto

at first, for the third tip 鈥淩espect customs and try new things鈥, and because we are talking business context, first thing came to my mind was: 鈥渟ure we have to respect customs (aduanas), otherwise we are gonna face problems importing/exporting products鈥, so, for 鈥渃ustoms鈥 what would be your tip to get the right meaning between 鈥渃ostumbres鈥 and 鈥渁duanas鈥? 馃槄