Formally Introduce Yourself in Business Meetings

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Introducing Yourself For the First Time

Introducing yourself for the first time in a business meetings or formal situations is important.  Many times the introduction is the first contact that you have with clients, bosses, partners or coworkers.  Doing it correctly gives a strong first impression.

Let´s imagine that you are in a meeting where you will be directly meeting another person (whether it is a boss, a coworker, partner or client).  You want to approach this person (or persons) and let them know who you are and possibly your position in your company, or who you work for.

See Also:

How to Formally Introduce Others for the First Time in Business Meetings

How to Formally Introduce Yourself in Emails for the First Time

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Intro Sentences:

  • I don´t believe we have met before, I´m …………..  (or: my name is………….)
  • I don´t think we have formally met yet, I´m…………… (or: my name is …………….)
  • I just wanted to introduce myself, I´m ………………..(or: my name is…………….)

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Letting them know your position:

  • I am responsible for ………………  (Example: sales and marketing at Virgin Records, accounts and services for the Brazilian offices)
  • I am in charge of ………………………..   (Example: research and development, environmental control)
  • I am ……….. (position) …………….. (A doctor at the Mainland Hospital)

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Together these create sentences such as:

  • Hello, I don´t believe we have met before, I´m Jake Manning. I´m responsible for quality control at Timmins Bakery.
  • Good afternoon. I just wanted to introduce myself, I´m Lorena Tibbs. I´m in charge of overseeing the new developments on the Westside Site.
  • Hello, I don´t think we have formally met yet, my name is Karen Armstrong. I´m a research student here in the Bio Lab.

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After meeting someone else you can say:

  • It´s very nice to meet you.
  • It´s a pleasure to meet you.
  • Pleased to meet you.
  • Pleasure to meet you.
  • I´m pleased to (finally) meet you.

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Returning the compliment:

  • Likewise.
  • And you.

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Saying Goodbye:

  • Goodbye, it´s a pleasure to have met you.
  • It was very nice to meet you, I hope we meet again soon.
  • Goodbye, it´s nice to have met you.
  • It was a pleasure finally meeting you.

 

Amanda Wolf

Amanda Wolf

Amanda has been teaching Business English Online since 2009.

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