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.
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