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Introducing yourself and other people


Introducing yourself and others

There is a range of ways to introduce yourself and people.

Introducing yourself:

Here are expressions to introduce yourself: introducing people

  • My name is ...
  • I'm ....
  • Nice to meet you; I'm ...
  • Pleased to meet you; I'm ...
  • Let me introduce myself; I'm ...
  • I'd like to introduce myself; I'm ...

Introducing others:

Here are expressions to introduce others:

  • Jack, please meet Nicolas.
  • Jack, have you met Nicolas?
  • I'd like you to meet Liza.
  • I'd like to introduce you to Betty.
  • Leila, this is Barbara. Barbara this is Leila.

Useful responses when introducing yourself or other people:

  • Nice to meet you.
  • Pleased to meet you.
  • Happy to meet you.
  • How do you do?

Dialogue:

Alex is talking to the new manager and his assistant. Notice how they introduce themselves:

Alex: Hi! My name is Alex Litterman, the new manager.
William: Hi! I'm William O'Brian. Nice to meet you, Mr Alex Litterman.
John: William, please meet Mr Steve Lynch, my assistant
Jack: How do you do?
Nicolas: How do you do?

Things to remember:

  • When introducing yourself or other people in a formal situation use full names. ("I'm Alex Litterman.")
  • "How do you do?" isn't really a question, it just means "Hello"
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