In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Catherine O’Connell discuss:
- Being your own brand in a solo firm.
- Maneuvering through a list of contacts and utilizing organizational contacts.
- Tips for handling meetings with Japanese clients.
- Greetings and etiquette for leaving meetings.
- What is risky to one person, may not be considered a risk by other individuals.
- In Japan, introductions are your gold medal door opener – don’t cold call, because the relationship matters more.
- When you are working with different cultures, you have to understand the social context of what people are saying rather than the exact definition of the words being said.
- Having a digital business card is becoming a new trend as the world learns to continue networking in a COVID and post-COVID world.
“Working in Japan, and being successful here, is all about the long game. You’ve really got to be here and invest in relationships. It will take a long time until you can actually build up enough rapport with somebody to have a business relationship with them.” — Catherine O’Connell
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Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie
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