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Eye Contact and Shaking Hands in Korea

The following snippet is now part of the ebook Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea! 

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From the extra reading in Chapter 1 of Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea!

"In a Western business setting, making direct eye contact when speaking and greeting others with a firm handshake are signs of respect but this is not necessarily the case in Korea.

In Korea, direct eye contact is best avoided with people more senior (higher up the hierarchy) than you because it might be interpreted as a challenge to status."

Get the rest of this article in Korean Business Etiquette Guide: Take an Essential Step Toward Your Business Goals in Korea!