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  • Hi. I'm Rebecca from www.engvid.com. 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're going to 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: www.engvid.com 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.

Hi. I'm Rebecca from www.engvid.com. In this lesson, you'll learn how to introduce yourself

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