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German business etiquette

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  • 1. German Business Etiquette
    Tips and Tricks to Get Along in the German Business World
  • 2. 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
  • 3. German Business Etiquette
    How to address others and respect personal space
    Etiquette in meetings or appointments
    Considerations after the meeting or appointment
  • 4. Addressing Others
    Males= Herr
    Mr.
    Females= Frau
    Mrs.
    Earned Titles
  • 5. Personal Space
    Personal space bubble larger
    Approximately 1 meter (3 feet)
    Furniture spacing
  • 6. Meetings and Appointments
    Appointments are necessary
    Preparation
    Punctuality
    Formality
    Small talk
  • 7. After Meeting/Appointment
    Business is heirarchal
    Decision time
    Contracts final
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.

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