Germany_Presentation_-_new_version12.01.12

Views:
 
Category: Education
     
 

Presentation Description

Presentation for English 205 at CSUN. By: Todd Parker Trang Nguyen Kathy Nguyen Kareen Nardi

Comments

Presentation Transcript

Learning how to do Business in Germany through its Cultures, Conversations & Laws:

Learning how to do Business in Germany through its Cultures, Conversations & Laws By Global- Cations Todd Parker Kareen Nardi Trang Nguyen Kathy Nguyen

Introduction:

Introduction

Conversation in Germany :

Conversation in Germany The opening of the conversation Welcome topics of conversation Gestures and behavior during conversation Closing a conversation

The opening of the Conversation :

The opening of the Conversation Greet and introduce yourself Refrain from using “How are you?” A good opening would lead to a good business relationship

Welcome Topics of Conversation :

Welcome Topics of Conversation Sports, travel, food and architecture Political issues only if you are well informed Avoid discussing World War II or the Holocaust Avoid personal questions until the relationship is better established

Gestures and Behavior during a Conversation :

Gestures and Behavior during a Conversation Making eye contact is one of the most important things Shaking hands after being introduced Avoid too much smiling and public gestures Avoid interrupting Germans when they are talking

Closing a Conversation :

Closing a Conversation Prepare to signal the end politely Offer a wish before saying goodbye Avoid leaving a conversation silently without notification Ending a conversation poorly can impact one’s view of a friendly conversation

German Business Culture:

German Business Culture Formal and Plan Oriented Efficient & Effective Appointments, Meetings, Negotiations

Appointments :

Appointments Make appointments at least a week in advance Punctuality is key If you must cancel: Notify ASAP

Meetings :

Meetings Bring a Translator Use International English Plan an Agenda and Stick to it.

Meetings Cont. :

Meetings Cont. Provide: Background History List of Attendees.

Negotiations (Contracts) :

Negotiations (Contract s) Stick to the facts Keep professional (don’t be overly enthusiastic) Plan for time to work out the fine details Trustworthy and Reliable

Negotiations (Price) :

Negotiations (Price) Research Start with your best price Minimal Haggling

Governmental Laws and Procedures:

Governmental Laws and Procedures Preparations in starting a business Criteria to do business in Germany Procedures of starting a business for foreigners

Criteria to do business in Germany:

Criteria to do business in Germany The Foreign Trade and Payments Act Importing goods criteria Bank Regulation Specific Visa type The Schengen Travel Visa - 90 days

Procedures of starting a business for foreigners:

Procedures of starting a business for foreigners 9 steps for foreigners to establish a business in Germany Clear name of company Notarize the articles of association Establish a bank account Register company files to be kept at local courts

Continue Procedures of starting a business for foreigners:

Continue Procedures of starting a business for foreigners Establish needed permit Register Company Insurance Notify local labor office Register employment insurance and health Register Tax Office

Conclusion:

Conclusion

Recap:

Recap Successful Conversations Meetings and Negotiations Law and Procedures

Time Oriented Culture:

Time Oriented Culture

What do you have to offer?:

What do you have to offer?

Thank You Class!:

Thank You Class! We hope you have gained some valuable insight that you can apply to your future when conducting business .

authorStream Live Help