How to Shake Hands in Other Cultures; To Kiss Bow or Shake Hands
How often do you kiss if that’s the way you greet each other? In Belgium, it is once. In the Netherlands, it is three times. In the USA you air-kiss (kissing when only the cheeks touch if at all).
And how deep do you bow? Well, that also depends on the country you are in or from.
And what about shaking hands? Ah, let’s focus this article on how to shake hands in different cultures. You’ll be surprised how differently you can actually shake hands in different cultures.
One note in the margin, though. This is a video that contains a lot of how-to’s and do’s and don’ts. Please be careful when it comes to do’s and don’ts; they can change when the context changes. Simply put, do’s and don’ts can change if the situation changes. Just keep what it says in the infographic in the back of your mind next time you’re greeting someone from another culture.
Watch this one-minute video on how to shake hands in different cultures (1:17 min)
And this is how to Shake Hands in Other Cultures
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