Body Language Across Cultures When You Can’t Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands!

This year I’m often asked about Body Language Across Cultures When You Can't Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands.  Now, I'd love to discuss it with you.

Understanding nonverbal communications around the world is critical - particularly behind masks during a pandemic.  From variations in eye contact among ethnicities, religions, and genders in China, the UAE and France - to the impact of gestures like a wave in Greece or Germany – your body is communicating reams of data across computer screens around the world.

And although we are adapting to the new normal, our cultural traditions and customary body language still lie just below the surface.  Sometimes, ingrained gestures and sounds occur on screen during our virtual meetings.  Hands fly, eyes blink, and laughter can erupt at inopportune moments.

Let’s explore the entire topic of non-verbal communication on video across cultures.

Body Language Across Cultures When You Can't Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands will feature solid information about Eye Contact, including:

  • A Matrix of eye contact across cultures
  • Data about pupillometry
  • The “Who Blinks First” negotiating strategy

Fortunately, we will also be supported by a wonderful International Trade Manager - Dorte Heffernan* – who will help with questions and global insights.  We’ll both be looking forward to seeing you!


September 3rd, 2020 at 1:30pm Eastern Time (USA & Canada).   Please Register in advance for this meeting (limit 100 participants):

Many thanks,

Terri Morrison

*Dorte Heffernan is the International Trade Manager with the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, where she leads the international marketing program.