Formal greeting calls for a prolonged handshake with the left hand to support the right arm and direct eye contact to show respect
4) There is a different language for greeting somebody who stands above you in hierarchy
“Good morning gentlemen, to those whose ears are open, it is that time.” These are the first that are spoken by me, to 38 young men at Sequel. Saying good morning establishes a positive vibe from me to the residents. Some of them come from a place where there is no one home in the morning to greet them, or from a place wh...
The History of Spain
Spain's history can be traced back as far as 3000BC, where Paleolithic cave paintings were found in the region of the Bay of Biscay and the western Pyrenees. These paintings exhibited a remarkable degree of animation and skill. About 1000BC the southern region became the first invasion point for the Iberians, Iberians were originally North African people who became the most prominent ethnologic element in the peninsula and gave its name. The Celts, who migrated from France, also invaded the peninsula and completely absorbed the central region and the northern mountains. Together these two groups form the Celtiberians.
When traveling to Spain on business, make sure you are prepared ahead of time because first impressions are essential to a successful business relationship in Spain. Start by brushing up on your Spanish. While there are some English translators available it will make a better first impression if you know the language. Also, in your speech use the more formal usted instead of tu’ unless invited to use the informal. Pay attention to what you wear to your business meetings and any personal parties they may ask you to attend. If you own designer business attire wear them, likewise, any accessories to accent your outfit will be noticed by your Spanish business associates. A nice scarf, watch, cufflinks, necklace, or designer handbag will give the impression that you have an eye for detail. Men should wear a nice dark colored suit with white button-up shirt and a silk tie to a formal business meeting while women should dress to highlight their feminine side. However, if you receive an invitation to a business casual meeting you dress like above with no tie.
In Spain, the meal times are different from those of Great Britain. Breakfast is usually between seven and eight o'clock in the morning. Usually, it's a coffee with milk and toast, or a bowl of cereal for the youngest.
Spain is a country of many accomplishments as well as failures. It has emerged a great deal over the years. Some of the most noteworthy events have happened under the reign of kings Alfonso XII, Alfonso XIII, and Juan Carlos. The three of them were related, but each had different feelings towards issues and dealt with them inversely.
Prior to describing the culture of Spain and going further into its history, definitions for terminology must be established. Neuliep (2009) describes the major cultural dimensions. These include individualism-collectivism, high/low context, time orientation, power distance and uncertainty avoidance. This analysis will focus primarily on the individualism-collectivism, time orientation and high/low context aspects of Castilian culture while briefly addressing values, power distance and uncertainty avoidance. Finally this paper will compare Castilian Spanish culture with the culture of the United States of America.
The Mediterranean peoples were aware of Spain from very early times. Civilization in Spain actually dates back to the Stone Age. There were many people who inhabited Spain most notably the Basques. Later the Carthaginians settled on the east coast and in the Balearic Islands, where Greek colonies also sprang up. In the 3d century BC, the Carthaginians under Hamilcar Barca began to conquer most of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics and established Cartagena as capital.
Spanish Culture; Why We Should Learn, Love and Live It!
In the United States, the language we know as Spanish is so prevalent that most automated voice messaging systems use it as a second option, the majority of stores feature it as another language option on their pin pads, and more importantly it is in fact considered the second most widely spoken language in the U.S. Spanish is part of our everyday lives not just as far as the people who live here and speak it, but the cultural traditions we have adopted from other Spanish speaking countries. America would not be the same without Spanish cultural influence, and not only that, there are beneficial reasons behind learning the Spanish language and the meanings and influences of its culture