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A Guide to Customer Communication Models in 19 Countries

Views: 12     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-06-13      Origin: Site

A British linguist named Richard D. Lewis did a study to map out the communication patterns with different customers in the process of global trade.


He said that in international trade, understanding the communication patterns of customers in different countries allows us to pre-set the customer's response in advance during the transaction process, reduce the probability of failure, and win over overseas customers who previously had "communication barriers".



【AMERICAN】

AMERICAN

Americans: Putting everything on the table, rebutting when negotiating, making some innocuous jokes, but the ultimate goal is to get a deal done as quickly as possible.




【CANADIAN】

CANADIAN

Canadians: Very direct like Americans, but more low-key, more inclined to seek win-win situations and give timely trading solutions.




【ENGLISH】
ENGLISH

English: They like to talk with clients, and then put forward feasible proposals in a low-key and humorous way, constantly reviewing the interests of both parties, but the result is always in the "next meeting".




【FRENCH】

FRENCH

French: When negotiating with customers, they like to talk at length, amplify the advantages of their products, reaffirm their position in the industry, and then return to rationality to achieve their goals.




【DUTCH】

DUTCH

Dutch: They like to chat with customers first, and then test the product and propose a plan, after weighing whether it is "to be tricked", they have a lengthy "Dutch" negotiation. They don't like to haggle, and they won't give you a clear answer that day.




【GERMAN】
GERMAN

German: Rigorous and standardized, in addition to looking at products, they will give proposals frankly, and reach a consensus after constant negotiation. Typical "proceeds", so when dealing with Germans, it's best to talk about products and services.




【SWISS】

SWISS

Swiss: Conservative and friendly, directly expressing their opinions and "what you get, what you need". They don't like bargains, they don't like bargaining, they will tell customers directly that their products and services are of high quality and value.




【HUNGARIANS】
HUNGARIAN

Hungarians: Acting erratically, usually giving customers a willingness to cooperate, but with reservations, asking problems and not wanting to solve them. Will not reply to the customer until the end, very shrewd.




【ITALIAN】
ITALIAN

Italian: Very eloquent, likes to elaborate on all aspects of the negotiation process, very flexible and aimed at maximizing interests.




【SPANISH】

SPANISH

Spanish: attach importance to dignity, love to communicate feelings with customers, and are very good at arguing. When important things have been discussed and a relationship of trust has been established, the transaction will continue.




【NORWEGIAN

NORWEGIAN

Norwegian: Very humorous and good at getting to the point, negotiating with the full picture of the product before making a deal.




【DANISH

DANISH

Danish: "Comfortable" is the way of life in Denmark. They only need to figure out the product description, packaging, etc. when talking with customers.




【SWEDISH

SWEDISH

Swedish: Like "complex" and "talking". If there is a disagreement with a Swedish client, they are reluctant to seek new solutions because they feel that theirs is the best.




【KOREAN

KOREAN

Koreans: Like to make deals as quickly as possible. They only tell their clients certain facts and like to sign exclusive deals that seem acceptable but are actually a little hypocritical.




【SINGAPOREAN

SINGAPOREAN

Singaporeans: I like to have a good relationship with clients first, such as playing golf together, chatting about some family issues, etc. to build trust between the two parties, and then start negotiating when the relationship is confirmed. They negotiate by mentioning the client's competitors, implying that the client's requirements cannot be met, or showing that they don't mind dropping the deal until both parties agree.




【INDONESIAN

INDONESIAN

Indonesians: Pay attention to the language you use when communicating with older people. They like to let the client speak first, then give their proposal, highlighting the difference and then politely making their request, but in the end only give the other party a vague result.




【INDIAN

INDIAN

Indians: Don't go straight to the point. After going around a big circle, ask customers for their opinions and give an "official response". After reaching an initial agreement, continue to propose plans again.




【ISRAELI

ISREAELI

Israelis: Stupid and direct, rational on most issues, but also emotional. He is very shrewd when negotiating, and can always refute the other party in a humorous way, and finally obtain his own interests.




【AUSTRALIAN

AUSTRALIAN

Australians: Very spontaneous. They will prepare some tea or coffee for the client, then briefly talk about the deal, and candidly present their plans. Agree in a relaxed manner when negotiating.

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