Here are some Culture Keys to optimize your chances for success while networking across cultures:
Identify your personal preferences and expectations around the networking process.
2. Open Your Mind
Consider that people may have networking protocols and expectations that differ from your own.
Look for cues that suggest the best way to proceed (or query someone else from that culture — even a quick online search could yield some useful information).
3. Identify Ways to Adjust
Be prepared to be patient or move faster than usual depending on the culture within which you are trying network.
Accept that you may need to nurture connections in ways that might feel out of sync or unrelated to what you are hoping to get out of the relationship.