To build a network and launch positive interactions, you need to be ready to make three kinds of introductions: your personal introduction, your business introduction, and your introduction of two colleagues to each other. Each introduction gives you a moment in the limelight. Use it well.
People engage with people they find interesting, connected, and able to make unique contributions. When they ask, “What do you do?” they want to learn how your capabilities and interests align with their own wants and needs.
When introducing yourself, take these steps:
Begin with names. “Hi, Mike. I’m Jane. Jane Smith.” By stating the name of the person (“Hi, Mike”) or people (“Good morning, everyone”) you’re addressing, you gain attention and establish a conversational tone. By stating and repeating your name (along with your business, if you’re in a business setting), you help build name awareness ...