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International networking tips

Question
What are the rules of thumb when networking internationally? 
Answer
Here are a few basic networking lessons to keep in mind when building relationships with foreign (and even local) businesses:

- Leave a good impression.

- Maintain and cultivate your network by staying in contact even when business is not being conducted.

- Show gracious hospitality when members of your international network are in your area.

- Be extremely aware of all issues, such as cultural, that are different in the other country. Be prepared to demonstrate your sentitivity to those issues. 
Brain Trust contributor: Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chairman of BNI and author of many books, including Truth or Delusion?and Masters of Success
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