Create a good First Impression: When you meet people in business for the first time, you want to create a good first impression of both yourself and your company. How do you do this? By confidently telling them who you are, what your job is and what company you work for, of course!
Paint a professional image: Your introduction is also an opportunity for you to paint a professional picture of yourself and your company. It’s the right time to lay the foundation for future business dealings and networking.
Present you and your company in the best possible light: By making an introduction that makes you and your company look good, you’re building trust in the new business people you meet.
30 Important English Phrases for Nailing Business Introductions
So, how can you make your business introductions shine?
Okay, let’s start with the most basic form of self-introduction. You already know this.
1. Hello, I’m/my name is + [your name]
“Hello, I’m/my name is Albert DeFilippo.”
You may say “Hi” instead of “Hello.” “Hi” may sometimes be considered to be less formal. But in general, both “Hello” and “Hi” are acceptable these days.
Talking About Your Company Name, Location and Length of Service: You may choose to be very general by only mentioning the company where you work.
2. I’m with + [company name]
“I’m with Personal Touch Communication, PTC.”
You could get more specific by giving the location where you are based.
3. I’m based in + [location]
“I’m based in Higashi Furuichiba with a school in Chidori.”
Coming in the next post: Let’s say someone asks you “How long have you been with this company?”
Here’s one way you could phrase your answer.