It’s not just the voice that speaks. Your body does the same. With the vast array of gestures, mannerisms, expressions and body positions, there are almost as many messages in this hidden physical language as there are with real words. But what you end up saying with your body language will often depend on the country and culture you’re in.
This great book called When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures by Richard Lewis offers great insight into different business cultures. Being culturally sensitive gives you credibility, empathy and competitive advantage. Knowing the cultural differences in any international business setting teaches you how your culture and language affect the ways in which you think and respond.
This great infographic via Business Insider gives you a good basic guide to body-language etiquette guide – perfect for your international business trips and your networking across countries and cultures.