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How to introduce yourself in English

 Today's Business English lesson is about introducing yourself properly in a professional context. 

What do you say when you meet someone for the first time? 

Let's go through the different phrases that you will use in that situation. 

EXCHANGE GREETINGS

When two people meet for the first time, before they start the conversation, they exchange greetings, or they greet each  other.

Greetings is something friendly or polite that  you say or do when you meet or welcome  someone

You can send (your) greetings to members of your family for their birthday, or send a greeting card when it's  Christmas.

HOW TO GREET SOMEONE

Depending on the moment of the day, you will say: 

  • Good morning!
  • Good afternoon!
  • Good evening!

If you want to be less formal, you can say: 

  • Hello!
  • Hi! 

SAY YOUR NAME

  • Allow me to introduce myself 
  • Let me introduce myself
  • My name is
  • I’m…

GIVE YOUR JOB TITLE

  • I’m from...
  • I work for...
  • I’m in charge of...
  • I’m responsible for ...

RESPOND TO AN INTRODUCTION

There are different ways to respond to an introduction. Here are a few examples. 

A: How do you do?

B: How do you do?

 

A: I’m pleased to meet you 

B: It’s nice to meet you too! 

 

A: It’s a pleasure to meet you.

B: Likewise!

In any case, don't forget to smile and look happy to meet the person. If shaking hands is the custom, do it. 

AND THEN?  

  • Please have a seat
  • I'll be right with you
  • Please follow me
  • Please join us at the table
  • Can I get you a drink ?

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