Reference Resource of the Week

Gestures: The DO’s and TABOOs of Body Language Around the World

Gestures: the DO's and TABOOs of Body Language Around the World

Heading to a foreign country and wondering how to hail a cab and shake a hand like you were born there?  Want to know how to tell someone to buzz off without starting a fight in the streets?  If you want to communicate like a pro no matter who you’re talking to, check out this resource!  Gestures gives general background information on how body languages differ from culture to culture, and then gives detailed notes country by country.  Fascinating reading!

Did you know that…?

“In the ‘down under’ country, posing the thumbs-up gesture might just get you ‘down and out.’ In Australia flashing the upright thumb and then making a slight jerk upward is generally used to silently signal”…something VERY rude!

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