How to Introduce Yourself in a Social Setting

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How to Introduce Yourself in a Social Setting

Introducing Yourself

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So we may all know how to introduce ourselves. “Hello, my name is John”. But is that really it? When we introduce ourselves it is fundamentally our chance to make a good representation of who we are but also what we do, how we can connect with others and make that connection last. Here’s a way to look at it, you don’t want to cook your food halfway, you wouldn’t want eat it. It is the same when introducing yourself 😛 . If you just say hello, others wouldn’t be able to entertain you much further because you didn’t give them any details about yourself to do so. Hence, a complete connection hasn’t been made and the other wouldn’t bother contacting you any further. So let’s learn this one well to make the most out of friendships, partnerships, and courtships. 🙂

 

1. Say your name, just keep in mind to make it easy to follow. I have come across many people who say their name as if it was obvious that they would say it fast and run the first and last name together. I wish I meet more people who take it easy so I can hear both first and last name clearly. 🙂

2. If your name is common, associate your name with the place you are from. Or if it is unique, talk about its meaning briefly. It helps others remember your name and you.

3. Offer or respond with a firm handshake (if appropriate). A firm handshake is a common greeting to show you value the other person. For how to give a good handshake in India click here.

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Introducing Yourself

4. Sound warm and friendly. Sounds easy but people either forget or don’t realize how important this is. Be a little energetic and glad to meet the other. They will feel happy and valued to receive that type of response and would feel more than just another person in the crowd. This results in them being more eager to open up to you.

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5. Take the initiative and introduce the people you are with. It doesn’t look good leaving the people you are with out (they too would feel quite odd for that too). This will form a stronger rapport with your current friend and widens your network with your ‘new’ friend.

6. Ask “Please tell me a little about yourself” or “What are you doing?” this too strengthens rapport. And when asked it also suggests you are obliged to fulfill the same question. Here’s your opportunity to cover what you do professionally. Just keep in mind to make it appropriate for the situation. if it’s a party keep it light. Professional wise I would say I’m a PD trainer in Lucknow and I run a blog to help people improve their personality.

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Introducing Yourself

7. Share an interest or hobby, it will make you unique. You will find that people will then take more interest in you and you’ll be remembered for that. Who knows maybe by disclosing some details that person could have a similar interest or you can learn off each other. For example, I sometimes say that I enjoy baking cakes. And others may take an interest in learning how to make one themselves or eat them. 🙂

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8. Or better link up your personal interest with you professional career. For example, I love helping others out and noticed that many people don’t get the opportunity for PD. So I provide it online to others.

I would love to get to know you a little more. Tell me in the comments below or tweet me at @PDHotspot

Until next time.
Jasmine

How to Introduce Yourself in a Social Setting

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