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How to Introduce People

Last post July 10, 2010 03:21 AM by Briju. 1 repiles.

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How to Introduce People

Always remember to introduce the person of lesser importance to the person of higher importance. How one decides on importance is totally left to one’s discretion, but here are a few guidelines that could ease the matter.

• It is rank, not gender that is important in a business setting.

• Age, experience, job level and public recognition are the key factors while determining importance. So, introduce a younger person to an older person, a co-worker to boss, boss to a client (the client ranks higher in importance than anyone else in the company!) and lay person to an official.

• Whilst being introduced, stand up, or at least make an attempt to rise. Smile and greet the person before shaking hands.



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Re: How to Introduce People

hi dear

according to one should introduce people ---

1. by his/her introduction

2. his proffesional back ground

3.his skills and acheivements



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Re: How to Introduce People


I think process does matter in introduction.

Give proper introduction about company,reules and regulation.

Make him/her comfortable as it was his/her 1st day

Take a round with him/her around the company.

Take him/her to introduce to his or her colleague and his/her bosses.




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Re: How to Introduce People

Formal introductions
Mr Thompson, this is Professor Jones.
Professor Jones. I'm pleased to meet you.
Mr Thompson, may I present Professor Jones.
How do you do?
("How do you do?" does not mean "what do you do?" It does not mean anything. It is just a polite way to say "hello" when you are introduced.)
Allow me to present Professor Jones.
I'm delighted to meet you, Professor. My name is Bob Thompson.
(You should say your name if the person who introduces you does not say it.)
We use formal introductions on formal occasions. For important business, meeting important people or (some!) weddings and funerals, formal language is safest.
General/Neutral introductions
Mr Thompson, do you know Professor Jones?
How are you, Professor?
Bob, this is Jane Jones.
I'm pleased to meet you.
Bob Thompson, Jane Jones.
It's nice to meet you.
Sometimes it is hard to know if you should use the first name, (Ted); the title (Professor) or the formal name (Professor Jones). English people have the same problem! When you are not sure, use the more formal name, or just call the other person "you". Sometimes the other person will help you and say (for example) "Please call me Jane". We use General introductions for people we might never meet again, for meetings which are not very important, or for meeting people like ourselves - for instance the people we will work with.
Informal introductions
Bob, meet Jane
How are you, Jane?
Bob, this is Jane.
Hi, Jane.
You don't know Jane, do you?
No, hi Jane, I'm Bob.
Informal introductions are for people we meet at parties, or when we are with friends. We use only the first name, and we don't say the family names.
Some other suggestions. With formal introductions, and some general introductions, you shake hands. You don't usually shake hands in impersonal introductions. With informal introductions you shake hands if you are near that person.
Introducing yourself
English people do not usually introduce themselves, except in impersonal introductions.
For example
"I am Police Officer Jones, and I am arresting you for ..."
"I'm Bill Richeigh, your pilot on this flight ..."
"Hi, I'm Susan, your tour guide ..."
When people introduce themselves, they usually say why they are introducing themselves. You can also introduce yourself, at parties for example.
Excuse me, I don't think we have met, my name is Bob Thompson. (Formal)
May I introduce myself? I'm Bob Thompson. (Formal)
Hello, I'm Jane.(General/neutral)
You must be Bob Thompson. I'm Jane Jones. (General/neutral)
Hello Bob, I'm Jane.(Informal)
Are you Bob Thompson? I'm Jane Jones.(Informal)
When people introduce themselves you say the same things that you say to people who are introduced to you.
Follow-up questions
In every country there are things you can talk about with people you have just met. And there are other things you can't talk about. There is an old rule that says "Don't talk about money, sex or politics with people you don't know well." It is a good rule. We call things people talk about which are not important "small talk". Good small talk subjects are: The weather (Yes, English people do talk about the weather), what you are doing at the party, why you are in the country, if you like the country, food, and travel. You can also talk about your job. In the vocabulary section you will find exercises for words about nationality.
This conversation is an example
Hi, I'm Tara. Are you Maria?
Yes, that's right. Hello Tara.
Are you from Spain, Maria?
No, I'm Italian.
Italy? Oh, that's lovely. I went to Italy on holiday last year.
Really? Did you like it?
Oh, yes. The food was fantastic. And the weather too.
Where in Italy did you go?
Well, first .........

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Re: How to Introduce People


according to one should introduce people ---

1. by his/her introduction

2. his professional back ground

3.his skills and achievements. 


Vinoth Khanna

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