Corporate & Association barriers of international misunderstanding
A “must see” speaker for all organizations
that seek a higher level of understanding within the international
arena. A native of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. An entrepreneur with
two decades of import/export and consulting experience who celebrates
his successes... and failures.
A vivacious and captivating presenter with invaluable
keynotes and seminars on doing business abroad and understanding
foreign cultures. A man highly involved and greatly esteemed within
his community. Eric possesses a current and critical understanding
of both the U.S. and European cultures and this unique perspective
is evident in all of his presentations. As of 9/11, the global angle
that Eric will deliver is all the more significant for American
associations and corporations. De Groot’s expertise will help
you to avoid cultural, lingual, and geographic goof-ups; saving
you time, money, face, and goodwill.
Furthermore, Eric, who is fluent in Dutch, German,
French, and English, and a veteran of 17 marathons worldwide, will
help you speed up global market penetration and corporate growth
through his “Change and Shape” worldly approach. Upon
conclusion of his presentations, the necessity of change toward
a global minded organization to achieve further success will be
clear. Eric will have you laughing and learning as he teaches you
to become a Global Player with a Global Mindset.
"Going Abroad, Avoid Global Goof-Ups"
How to avoid international cultural and business misunderstanding
"Current State of Global Affairs"
A European perspective post Sept. 11, 2001
"Go the Distance"
The Hole in the (Berlin) Wall
"The Renaissance Man's Revival"
Crucial 17th-century lessons that apply in today's changing
The Home Depot
The World of Coca-Cola
Edison Electric Institute
FBI, Atlanta Chapter
Former Special Agents
of the FBI
The Weather Channel
Barnes & Noble
Saks Fifth Avenue
Why does global
education matter? Everyday businesses world-wide lose billions
of dollars, an abundance of time, and even good-will due to a lack
of understanding cultures and/or customs that differ from their
own. It is so important to educate oneself, executives, and staff
members about these things before taking business abroad.
How can you help me? We provide solutions to your
global needs. We offer many services such as keynotes, training,
and seminars, on different topics related to global issues and international
boundaries and also offer different tangible resources providing
information on countries and cultures around the world.
Why Eric? Eric possesses a unique understanding
of the U.S.A. and Western Europe. He is a native of Amsterdam, The
Netherlands, where he grew up just 2 miles from Anne Frank's hideout
during the German Occupation, and continues to spend an abundance
of time there for business and pleasure. Eric arrived in the U.S.A.
over 20 years ago when he started his U.S. based business "Exclusively
|"You were the best speaker that we
had this year"
"Members commented to me after your talk That you were the best
speaker we had this year and maybe the best we have ever had in any
Evan M. Altman, Former Special Agents of the FBI
"A real eye opener!"
"Your Keynote Speaker presentation is a real eye opener on
the topics of cross-cultural business and protocol. Thank you for
reinforcing the fact that a great deal of planning and understanding
is needed before entering the arena of international trade."
Scott Parker, Inventor Associates of Georgia
|"Discussions were lively."
"Please accept our appreciation for your valuable contribution
to the EEI Officers Globalization Seminar. The discussions were lively
and produced many reliable ideas for the way EEI can continue to expand
its services globally that illustrate focus and discovery in our services.
Thank you again for your reputable services."
Ft. Kuhn, President Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C.
On behalf of the Atlanta Office of the FBI, I would like to express
my sincere appreciation for your time with the Atlanta Office employees
at the annual conference on December 7, 2001
Theodore Jackson Special Agent in Charge