Rigaer Straße 94 has been squatted since 1990. Back then, it was one of dozens of similar squats throughout Berlin, and one of many in and around Rigaer Straße itself. Over the years, most of Berlin’s squats have been either legalized through rental contracts, or the residents have been forcibly removed.
Face to face meetings with politicians, civil servants, and other political influencers are often the central elements of a public affairs strategy. These meetings, in many cases, are the culmination of a strategy that you and/or your clients have been building for weeks or months.
But before you walk into that meeting - a meeting that can have a crucial effect on your business - I think it's worth laying down a few groundrules that can help you be successful. After all, you've put in all the hard work to schedule the meeting. You want to make the most of the opportunity. Here's how: