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    • German Business Etiquette
      Tips and Tricks to Get Along in the German Business World
    • Germany
      2010 gross domestic product= 3.3 trillion dollars
      Germany economy is the 4th largest in the world
      After United States, China, and Japan
      Should be familiar with American business etiquette
      Easier to adapt to Asian cultural differences
    • German Business Etiquette
      How to address others and respect personal space
      Etiquette in meetings or appointments
      Considerations after the meeting or appointment
    • Addressing Others
      Males= Herr
      Mr.
      Females= Frau
      Mrs.
      Earned Titles
    • Personal Space
      Personal space bubble larger
      Approximately 1 meter (3 feet)
      Furniture spacing
    • Meetings and Appointments
      Appointments are necessary
      Preparation
      Punctuality
      Formality
      Small talk
    • After Meeting/Appointment
      Business is heirarchal
      Decision time
      Contracts final
    • Conclusion
      Remember German business etiquette tips for before, during, and after a meeting or appointment.
      I hope what you have learned tonight helps you in the future.
    • Sources
      Graff, Joachim. More than Manners- TheBusiness Professionals Guide to Success in Germany. Wiesbaden, CO.IN. Medien, 2009.
      Phillips, Jennifer. In the Know in Germany: TheIndispensable Guide to Working and Livingin Germany. New York: Living Language, 2003.