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German business etiquette


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German business etiquette

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