Which language do Brazilians speak, Spanish or Portuguese!
Portuguese. Why ask that?
I' m going to Brazil for negotiation next month.
I see. In Brazilian business culture, English is widely spoken.
You seem to have a good idea of Brazil. have a good idea of
I once stayed there for two years.
Great. Tell me more about tips for doing business there.
Brazilians don’ t like to leap right into business. * Brazilians don’t like to ^delve immediately into business .
You mean we should begin a meeting with small talk .
Yes. It' s an important part of Brazilian business protocol .But pay attention that they tend to be very reserved about discussing their private lives
Does the after negotiation have an air of formality?
It does so during initial meetings, but you will expect a slow pace and an informal atmosphere afterwards.
It is said that meetings are frequently interrupted.
En. You should be prepared for that. You should emphasize that you value people and relationships over business.
Should I have a local accountant or lawyer on hand for all contract issues?
See to it. Brazilians will only resent an outside legal presence.
Well, if everything was ready could sign my contract.
No. Usually documents aren’t signed immediately after an agreement is reached a handshake and a person’s word are considered sufficient. The necessary papers will be prepared and signed later.