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What do I need to know about verbal and non-verbal communications? Oral communication in Georgia is crucial in conducting business or even daily relationships. First contact with your counterpart starts with a handshake man or woman. If you are familiar with a person then you could kiss him on his or her cheek twice once each side.
You can keep a close distance while speaking and eye contact is very important. The traditional Georgian neighbourhood is a complex of several houses attached to each other with a common courtyard where the inhabitants meet each other daily for a chat, coffee, game of chess, backgammon, domino, or nardyi.
Thus conversations take place at close distances. Touching someone is also expected. It is common for two close male or female friends to hold hands while walking.
As a foreigner you do not have to follow this tradition. Georgians use hand gestures, for instance, thumb erect means you really like it food tastes great, movie is great. The acceptable distance when speaking to someone is a little closer than one would find in Canada but not much.
Eye contact with colleagues or at a social gathering is not a problem.
Of course, the difficulty students have with it will depend on what language or languages they already know; English is naturally going to be easier to learn if one already has knowledge of a language that has the same roots, and is therefore more closely related to it. English Speaking Difficulty #3 – Pronunciation. English words can be difficult to pronounce – and when speaking English, you have to consider not only the pronunciation of the individual words, but also the connection between the words in the sentence. It’s actually a combination of four different difficulties – and I’m going to give you specific tips for improving each area. English speaking difficulty #1 – Listening. Remember that when you’re having a conversation, you’re only talking about 50% the time – the other .
Georgians that know each other will often greet each other with a kiss on both cheeks though this is more common among women than men. It is perhaps most comfortable if a foreign man only kisses women and shakes hands with men.
Women may kiss other women and shake hands with men. Touching someone while speaking is not uncommon among people who know each other well. Women often walk arm in arm or hold hands and male friends will also walk arm in arm. Georgians use a lot of hand gestures when talking—they can be rather animated for the uninitiated.
Also, it is best to alter the beckoning gesture from palm up to palm down. Cultural Information - Display of Emotion Question: Are public displays of affection, anger or other emotions acceptable?
Georgians are very "hot blooded" people. For instance, it is common to see parliamentarians fist fighting in the Parliament. At the same time it is very rude to show public anger towards women and elderly, which could result in a bystander interfering and defending the victim.
Georgians like to express their emotions publicly too. Georgians are quite animated talkers. Public displays of emotion are common; one may see a pair or group of Georgians engaged in what appears to be angry discourse and even of the verge of blows, yet, it is likely a simple discussion or debate.
Some adjustment is to be expected. Public affection is uncommon. Young men and women tend to go to parks to be together but will still be quite discreet. What should I know about the workplace environment deadlines, dress, formality, etc. The dress code for business is suit and tie.
Shoes are an integral part; first and foremost they have to be polished and presentable.
Overall, Georgians pay too much attention to their wardrobe. Colleagues are addressed by their first names. Supervisors are mostly addressed by using Mr.
You could address your colleagues if they are older and supervisors by their first and second names second name is your father's name. Business hours are from 8 or 9 am to 5 or 6 pm with 1 hour lunch breaks. Some businesses or organizations close for that 1-hour lunch break.My brothers and sisters, it has been six months since my call to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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