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  • Yo man, this is Dan Lok, how are you doing, man?

  • Give me a high five, nice to meet you!

  • No.

  • That is not how you introduce yourself in a business setting.

  • Maybe your high school buddy, that's okay, right?

  • You never get a second chance to make a first impression, a good first impression.

  • I am shocked cause I've been to so many different business functions and networking events, and you see entrepreneurs and business owners are professionals, they meet people, very often, it's pretty awkward.

  • They don't know how to introduce themselves.

  • They don't know how to do the proper handshake.

  • They walk up to people, maybe not that extreme.

  • But sometimes they're not so well-equipped with exactly what you just say, so today I wanna give you some tips.

  • When you meet with someone, how do you make that good first impression?

  • How do you introduce yourself or, sometimes, how do you introduce others?

  • Maybe you wanna introduce this person to this person.

  • What's the proper way to do that in a, kind of business, more formal setting, okay?

  • So when you meet someone, like a stranger or someone that you just meet, you don't want to be overly excited.

  • You don't want to be overly eager.

  • Like, (for) example, you meet someone, "Hey, nice to meet you!"

  • You're shaking their hand like, "Oh yeah, very nice to meet you!"

  • You don't want to do that.

  • You want to be nice and calm.

  • You want to be a professional.

  • If you're an introvert and you're meeting someone, take your time, right?

  • Slow down, just put your hand, just, "Hey."

  • And you can, let me give you a very simple way to introducing yourself.

  • "My name is..."

  • And you wanna take your time.

  • I notice a lot of people, when they introduce their name, especially if your name, it's more difficult to pronounce.

  • Or maybe, with your last name, it's not so common, right?

  • Then, take your time.

  • Enunciate it.

  • Slow down.

  • So don't just rush it, then people don't understand.

  • They don't remember your name, so "My name is..." take your time.

  • So, my name is Dan Lok.

  • Lok, Dan Lok.

  • From there, right?

  • "My name is...", your hand, like this.

  • Shake the hand, firm handshake, just like that.

  • Sometimes you might do something like this, your handshake, and then you put your hand over the shoulders like that, that's good too.

  • "My name is...", so if you want to be a little bit more, just a tiny little bit more intimate from here to here.

  • You want to build that connection.

  • "It's a pleasure meeting you."

  • So, "My name is Dan Lok,"

  • Shake hand, "It's a pleasure meeting you."

  • See that?

  • Very, very simple.

  • Very, very simple.

  • When you're introducing others, sometimes what you want to do is, "Let me introduce you to my friend here."

  • Right, and you want to introduce them.

  • It's almost like you're presenting someone.

  • What you don't want to do is this.

  • "Hey, here's my friend here."

  • You see how, like, who is this person?

  • You want to set this person up for success, make an intro properly.

  • It's almost you present "Hey, this is my friend, John here."

  • From here, you're presenting, like that, and from here.

  • A very, very simple thing.

  • But you notice, most people don't do it well.

  • So when you're introducing yourself, now, sometimes you can say, "It's a pleasure to meet you."

  • Sometimes you can say, "Nice to meet you" depends on the setting.

  • But you've got to practice it.

  • You've got to be practicing the timing of it.

  • As simple as that, the first few seconds, that's how you make the first impression.

  • And from there, you might say, transition that into a second questions.

  • So, "Hi my name is Dan Lok."

  • "Very nice to meet you."

  • Right?

  • "What brought you to this event?"

  • From there, you can have a dialogue.

  • You can get to understand more of what they do, how you can add value, what business are they in, just go from there.

  • And making eye contact, make sure when you're making eye contact, you don't, let me do a wrong way.

  • "Oh hi, yeah, my name is Dan Lok, and nice to meet you."

  • See how I'm not making eye contact, you feel like you're hiding something.

  • Look at them, look them in the eyes.

  • "Hi, my name is Dan Lok.

  • "Very nice to meet you."

  • See?

  • "So what brought you to this event?"

  • Boom, just like that.

  • So, practice it.

  • Test it out.

  • Let me know if this works for you.

  • Comment below.

Yo man, this is Dan Lok, how are you doing, man?

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How To Introduce Yourself And Others

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    Helena posted on 2019/12/30
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