A business meeting in the United States typically begins with a handshake greeting.
But that’s not the case everywhere. Handshakes, hugs, kisses and combinations thereof are all customary in some places.
And what about the business/personal combo greeting?
Here’s a poll on the customary greetings of members of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), which has grown to nearly 50 independent agencies in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Canada, Pacific Rim, South Asia and the Caribbean.
Another variable is whether the greeting is between two men, two women or a man and a woman.
I’d hate to offend with a handshake when three kisses are appropriate. Even worse to create an HR headache!