First when it comes to courtesy in Europe and the United States, we must thoroughly obey" Ladies first" principle, which is common throughout the world. Oriental male chauvinism has not yet been eliminated, so the principle "Lady first" must been particularly carefully put in heart, when oriental male first comes there.
When entertaining guests at home, we should clean up in and outside the house, European and American people think that the degree of cleanliness are proportional to quality of the people, but also decoration represents the degree of master education, this is something you must pay attention to. There is a large courtyard in the house in Australia and New Zealand, if you live there, you must take care of the flowers and trees in the courtyard, which can not be either barren or weed-grown, otherwise it will cause neighbors unpleasant.
After you were invited to participate the parties, please invite them in return. All men and women are equality at a party, you can easily talk to, and it will reflect a personal conservation performance .
People often say that Chinese people talk in a polite and vague way, it may be because the Chinese people attach importance to human touch, and cannot easily refuse. So in Europe and US, the attitude should be obvious to anyone, especially women cannot only smile with no word, which is likely to cause others’ uncertain.
To say "thank you" and "sorry"
When you happen to bump one’s shoulder, you have to say immediately:"I'm sorry!" In social life, which is the most basic courtesy. The other sentence is:" Thank you! " The short sentence can make all aspects of human relationships smooth. So you should usually say "Thank you!" "I'm sorry! " You should treat them as the idiom of life, and the more, the better.
An American professor said that the more knowledgeable the members of the community are, the more they say these two words. Before others say “I'm sorry”, we say first, in this way, either we or the other are much more comfortable.
Always talking about one’s own profession will make oneself look very tacky.
If you want to chat at a party, you can find people to talk about , but never talk about your own professional thing. We Chinese have a common problem. In addition to chat about something like " bad weather " and " do you feel stuffed " and other meaningless topics, what we can only do is to do publicity for our goods , economic issues and international trade balance of payments and so on. But this seems very tacky for Europeans and Americans. They will have a feeling that someone is promoting, and think you are a superficial person. Conversation and communication play a very important part in relationships, so it is necessary to enrich our knowledge in all aspects.