10 things not to say when you are socializing with your American colleagues and business partners
So you are taking a cours d’anglais intensif to prepare for an important business meeting in NYC with your American colleagues. You are excited and nervous at the same time. But you think you are prepared. You have learned a lot in just one week of intensif anglais and think you pretty much have the hang of what it takes to successfully communicate in English in a business setting. But there is just one thing: you are worried about the social activities that have been planned by your boss. While you know how to write effective emails and handle business calls and draft contracts, you are not so sure you know how to socialize gracefully with Americans. What should you say? What should you not say?
You are right to be concerned. Success in business,