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Dealing With Officialdom And Business

When dealing with Guatemalans on official or business terms, it is important to maintain professional composure. Unlike many other Latin American countries, it is considered rude to be late, so make sure you arrive on time for a meeting. Also, try to address anyone in a business setting by their professional title (“Abogado” for lawyer, “Doctor” for doctor, etc.) It is important that at least one person on your staff is fluent in Spanish to ensure proper communication. If you need to hire an interpreter, make sure to ask your client first. Attire is formal, generally a lightweight suit for men and business casual clothing for women (blouses, dresses, etc.) Make small talk before starting the meeting, to increase comfort between the two parties. Corruption can be a problem in Guatemala, so take this into consideration in your initial impression of the client; try to determine if you can trust them.

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By Eli Mangold
22 Jul 2010






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