German Economy (03:43)
An expert describes Germany's role in the European Union and the rest of the world. He shares data on population, the GDP, and the automotive industry.
Public Conduct and Greetings (02:25)
An expert describes appropriate conduct for doing business in Germany. She discusses the importance of formal titles.
Business Language (00:56)
An expert discusses German business language. Most people speak the official language; many young people also speak English.
Business Attire (00:34)
Formal attire is the standard when conducting business in Germany.
Business Protocol (02:04)
An expert describes appropriate topics for conversation when doing business in Germany. Personal information should not be discussed. Alcohol can be used in moderation.
Communication Style (00:54)
An expert describes how to say "no" when conducting business in Germany. People are direct and polite.
Business Conversation (01:31)
An expert gives examples of good topics of conversation as well as topics that should be avoided.
Negotiation Process (02:16)
An expert describes how to build credibility while conducting business in Germany.
Decision Making (01:38)
An expert describes how government organizations differ from private business in Germany.
Business Entertainment (00:56)
Germans are family oriented. Learn how this affects when and where business is conducted.
Business Protocols (02:36)
An expert describes how to behave at a social event within a business context. Punctuality and manners are important.
Business Tips (01:28)
An expert summarizes the most important things to remember when conducting business in Germany.
Credits: Business Culture: Germany-Global Business (00:36)
Credits: Business Culture: Germany-Global Business
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