- Learn a Folk Song and be ready to sing your party piece at a bar in the evening.
- Learn to sing karaoke and practice some Beatles songs.
- Take a large supply of small pocketable gifts, low value but interesting.
- Take a lot of gifts - crystal, special whisky, interesting desk accessories, watercolours
or prints of Scotland if you come from here, hand crafted items for display. Boxes of chocolates
are also acceptable (for not very important people) as long as they are of the best quality
and beautifully wrapped. Gifts for wives and children are also good. The most senior person
should receive the best gift. Keep a few Scottish gifts in your briefcase, tea, marmalade, etc.
High quality is very important. Wrapping is important as well - the gift experience.
It is best not to unwrap gifts if you are given them. The Japanese often avoid
doing that, in case they disappoint the giver by not showing
Give and receive things with both hands, it is more polite that way.
Don't smell too strongly of aftershave or perfume. Make sure your hands and
fingernails are clean. Keep your jacket on at all time except the most informal occasions.
Wear a tie. A neat and tidy appearance is a must.