A: Marilia, where are you from?
B: Sure, that’s sounds great!
A: Are you here on business or for fun?
Usually, what they are waiting for is five to six sentences for other people in the room to acquire facts about you so that they have an idea about who you are and your personality.
It is important to realize that there are basically two types of situations.
This should be done regardless if the setting is formal or informal. In repeating back their name, you are less likely to forget it later.
May I have your name?
Here are some other ways of greeting and introducing yourself:
B: Neither one, I am here just to take this course.
Good (morning, afternoon or evening), my name is Brian.
Speaking with someone older than you
Generally, other people will respond and give your their name as well.
B: I am from Brazil, and you?
Here are examples of situations that are informal:
Well, Mary, welcome (this works if you are hosting the event).
Open your hand with your palm facing inward.
My name is Brian. How do you do?
A: I am from the United States. How long have you been in the country?
Here are some different ways of asking others for their name in a formal setting:
The one that I prefer is the following:
Hello. My name is Brian.
After anyone gives you their name for the first time, you should say it back to them as a courtesy.
My name is Brian Thornton. I am thirty-five years old. I am an English teacher and blog writer. I am from New York City and I love to travel.
I would say:
A: I am Brian, what is your name?
Make a big welcoming smile with your mouth.
Talking to your boss at work
The way to say their name back to them could be one of the following:
Hello. I am Brian.
This post is going to be all about how to introduce yourself in English. That’s right, I am going to discuss the different possible ways to greet someone and how to answer: tell me more about yourself!
To do this follow these steps:
Meeting with a government official
Once they offer their hand as well make sure you give a firm handshake.
However, if someone asks you to introduce yourself in a meeting situation, then the response is a little more complicated.
Meeting acquaintances of friends
Formal interactions require a less relaxed behavior following customs and procedure.
Meeting someone for the first time is important. This first meeting can be especially difficult in a foreign language with a different culture.
Meeting someone famous or that you admire
If they don’t give their name, then you should ask them.
Nice to meet you Mary.
Once physical contact has been made a verbal greeting is appropriate. There are many different ways to give a greeting and introduce yourself for formal settings.
Follow their lead to avoid an awkward situation. After all, when in Rome, do as the Romans. Be sure to smile during this interaction. Don’t make it look like it is your first time on Earth.
Your hand should be firm and you should apply a slight pressure to their hand when shaking hands. Eye contact is very important and should be maintained during this time.
When a conversation happens it would look like this:
B: I have been for just one month.
What is your name?
Some people give what is called a dead fish handshake. This feels like the person is holding a dead fish when they give you a handshake.
A: Are you enjoying the class?
In informal settings, we can be more relaxed. These are interactions that are more casual.
A: We have fifteen minutes for the break. Do you want to go get some coffee?
Birthday party events
These types of interactions could be one of the following:
For example, you could give your name, your age, your occupation, where you are from and something that you like.
Here are some informal ways of asking for their name:
B: My name is Marilia.
Extend your arm to the mid-torso area.
B: Yes, it is okay.
From this point, the conversation is up to you. You can ask questions about how they know your friend.
As a rule, we should always be polite when meeting new people. A handshake is always appropriate, but you might need to adapt to what the other person insists on doing. For example, they might want to hug or bump fists.
It is a pleasure meeting you Mary.
In formal interactions, it is best to offer a handshake to the other individual.
It is nice to meet you Mary.
I didn’t catch your name.
Talking to someone much younger than you