How to introduce yourself & other people

How to introduce yourself & other people

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Hi. I’m Rebecca from In this
lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself and also how to introduce people who don’t
know each other. Now, sometimes, you learn a lot of English and you don’t… You still
feel nervous, you don’t feel confident doing simple things. So, this is one of those simple,
but important things, but you need to be able to do. To be able to walk up to someone, to
introduce yourself, and also to know how to respond when someone does that. And that may
be true, whether you’re at a business conference or at a party. Okay? So, let’s get started. So, here, first we’ll talk about the formal
situation. So, let’s say we’ll start over here. “Hello. I’m Bill White.” Their response
is: “Hi. I’m Susan Jones.” So, he says, then: “It’s a pleasure to meet you.” And she says:
“It’s a pleasure to meet you, too.” Okay? Pretty straightforward, pretty simple. Why?
Because, especially at this part, you’re just repeating what the other person says, except
that you’re adding the word: “too”. Okay? Let’s try it again. “Hello. I’m Bill White.”
Now, at that point, you probably want to also shake hands. So, let me mention that. So,
the things that you should do in addition to what you say are these things: you should
try to maintain a straight posture because you look more professional that way, especially
in a business situation. In a North American context, also, we establish eye contact. All
right? That shows that we’re not afraid, that shows we’re not hiding anything. All right?
Shows confidence. And, you want to give a firm handshake. Okay? Don’t keep your hand
really weak. Keep it firm. Not hard. Don’t squeeze the other person’s hand, but make
a firm handshake. And this is true whether you’re a man or a woman. And usually, we smile
because it’s a little bit… It shows that you’re a friendly person and you’re happy to meet
the other person, even in a business situation. So let’s get started. And what I was saying
is about the handshake, you could shake hands right here. So, you could say: “Hello. I’m
Bill White.” Or, you could say it at this point when you say: “It’s a pleasure to meet
you.” Okay? -“Hello. I’m Bill White.” -“Hi. I’m Susan
Jones.” -“It’s a pleasure to meet you.” -“It’s a pleasure to meet you, too.” And if you want,
one thing you can do is to mention the person’s name when you’re saying: “It’s a pleasure
to meet you.” Okay? But sometimes in a business context, you’re not yet sure whether to say:
“Ms. Jones”, or: “Susan”, so you could try it, and you could say: “It’s a pleasure to
meet you, Ms. Jones.” And she might say: “Oh, you can call me Susan. It’s a pleasure to
meet you, too.” And so on. Okay? But main thing is this part is just repeated. Next, in an informal situation. So, here,
instead of saying: “Hello”, we’re just going to say: -“Hi! Hi! I’m George.” -“Hi! I’m Maria.”
-“Nice to meet you.” -“Nice to meet you, too.” Again, we’re just repeating. So, what happened?
Here, it’s a little more formal, so we said: “It’s a pleasure to meet you.” And here, because
it’s informal, we just said: -“Nice to meet you.” -“Nice to meet you, too.” Okay? So,
just repeat that. And also, instead of: “Hello”, we’re just saying: “Hi!” All right? -“Hi!
I’m George.” -“Hi! I’m Maria.” -“Nice to meet you.” -“Nice to meet you, too.” Okay? So,
try that. Next I’ll show you how to introduce people who don’t know each other. So, let’s see how to introduce people to each
other. First, we’ll do this in a formal situation. Okay? So let’s pretend in this scenario that
there are three people. You are Carol Smith, and you know Scott Topper, and you know Steven
Shaw, but they don’t know each other. But you don’t know that, so you have to find out first,
because sometimes people do know each other. So, Carol is going to speak first. So, Carol
knows both of them. All right? So she says… Carol Smith says: “Have you met each other?”
So, let’s say she turns to one of them or to either of them, and she says… So, Scott
answers and he says: “No, we haven’t.” Sometimes this person will answer, sometimes both of
those people will answer kind of at the same time, say: “No, we haven’t.” Doesn’t matter.
And then, Carol says, if it’s a formal situation: “Mr. Topper, this is Mr. Shaw. Mr. Shaw, this
is Mr. Topper.” Now, sometimes this part is not necessary, because it’s kind of obvious.
So, usually… Usually, if you just say the first part, people will start introducing
themselves then to each other or continue with the: “Pleasure to meet you.” But if you
want to know the traditional way in which it’s done, it’s done like that. Okay? So: “Mr. Topper, this is Mr. Shaw. Mr. Shaw,
this is Mr. Topper.” And, at that point also when you’re deciding whose name to say first,
some of the rules of protocol are if there is an older person and a younger person, you
introduce the older person to the younger person. Okay? So, let’s say in this situation
that Mr. Topper is older, then you would say Mr. Topper’s name first. If they’re both about
the same age, it doesn’t matter. Okay? So, then, Mr. Topper, remember the earlier
lessons we learned? What we learned just now? The expression? “It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
And Mr…. And Shaw says: “Pleasure to meet you, too.” Okay? You don’t always have to
repeat the entire expression: “It’s a pleasure to meet you.” Even in a formal situation,
it’s fine to say: “Pleasure to meet you, too.” because that’s the critical part. All right?
So, now, that’s the formal scenario. Let’s go through it one more time. -“Have
you met each other?” -“No, we haven’t.” -“Mr. Topper, this is Mr. Shaw. Mr. Shaw, Mr. Topper.”
-“It’s a pleasure to meet you.” -“Pleasure to meet you, too.” And remember, at this point
when Mr. Topper says: “It’s a pleasure to meet you”, that’s when Mr. Topper will put
out his hand for the handshake and Shaw… Steven Shaw will take his hand and shake his
hand. Now, if it’s an informal situation, it’s pretty
much the same way at the beginning. -“Have you met each other?” -“No, we haven’t.” So,
then you can say: “Scott, this is Steven. Steven, this is Scott.” And then they will
use the informal expressions. -“Nice to meet you.” -“Nice to meet you, too.” Okay? So,
these expressions: “Pleasure to meet you”, “Nice to meet you”, they can take you a long way
in introducing yourself and introducing others. Now, of course, there are many ways to introduce
yourself; not only what I’ve said here, not only what I’ve taught you here. But I always
advise my students that it’s better to learn one way properly than to learn three different
ways, and then get mixed up. Okay? So make sure you have mastered one way to introduce
yourself and to introduce other people, and then you can move on to other variations because
you are definitely going to hear a variety of variations on this. Okay? So, if you’d like to practice this a little
bit, go to our website: and you can do a quiz on how to introduce
yourself and how to introduce other people. Thanks very much for watching.
Bye for now.

100 thoughts on “How to introduce yourself & other people”

  1. manners go far without you respect you got nothing even if you don't like a person respect keeps you going very far.

  2. i would like to give complement at this topic and who has delt with smoonthly this topic and nice presentation which was fabulous and unbelievable how much good can be giveb presentaron.ok thsnks for all

  3. when we have two persons whose age are very different, whom should we introduce whom to? I mean an older one should be approached and younger one introduced or vice versa?

  4. 5. Generally speaking, you should:
    introduce the younger person to the older person first.
    introduce the older person to the younger person first.
    Which is the proper way in that case?

  5. Awsome. I get your knowledge by heart☁💟💟☁💟💟☁

  6. I can not tell you madam how useful your videos are. Its wonderful. Pretty simple straightforward and focussed. I watch atleast one of your videos everyday. I am getting improvement day by day. Thank you Madam.

  7. I positively encourage you to keep doing these videos to help people like me take our English into a higher level.

  8. i really enjoy your english teaching – —the way you speak,your gentle tone. i am very weak in english. i could not learn it properly though i tried much. i think i find my english teacher from whom i can learn much in english. thanks mam for your good effort to teach english the people like me.

  9. madam,your explaination remarkable understood easily, above all your smile delights me and unforgettable keep it up may god bless you

  10. All this is good. Remember to answer interview questions well – No matter how educated you are , if the hiring Manager has less education than you , is a use proble

  11. @Agou noussa yes we know u r a muslim . we r muslims but r u applying our prophet ' s rules.? i doubt , because u don't seem to respect other peoples'culture .

  12. I answered the question in the quiz which says who I shoud introduce first the older or the younger.?I answered according to that with introduceing the older man to the younger.but I found the answer isn't correct!

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  14. That would require a modicum of guts. Its rare when someone cant even sound off to announce who they are. Youll know exactly who i am when i come to town , i wouldnt let you down. Imagine that? Love to hear all about you. Should someone be told to do this at this level in life.

  15. Indian women prefer namaste. We don’t like strange men extending their hands for a handshake. Moreover there are tantriks in India who can use a handshake to apply magical ointments on your hand to hypnotise you and control your mind. It happens here. So let’s have a self introduction with no handshakes and no touching, please

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