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8 Simple and Savvy Tips for Introductions

Posted by Dr. Angelique S. Jackson in Etiquette and Soft Skill Refinement, Keep it Simple and Savvy with Dr. A. Jackson 02 Dec 2014

stay calm and kiss white dress“You never get a SECOND chance to make a FIRST impression.  Yes, I know, it’s an old adage yet it is sooooo true.  But don’t fret, I am going to provide you with some Simple tips to keep you Savvy the next time you have to greet and make an introduction for the first time.

1.  Greetings can be simple by simply saying “Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening”, etc. when passing through hallways, saying “hi” to local postal person, salesperson, etc.

[Tweet “2. If you’re sitting down then simply stand up when meeting someone for the first time”]

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4. Look the person in the eye

5. Move toward the person and offer a handshake if it is a first time introduction.  If it is someone you are not meeting for the first time, you can still either offer a handshake or hug if you know them well

6. Acknowledge the person’s name as part of your greeting.  Ex. “Good Morning, Dr. Jackson”

7. When greeting someone you see on a regular basis-it is not necessary to stand up or shake hands each time. However, as stated in tip #1, simply say “hello (person’s name)”.  If you have time, you can say a “follow-up” statement, like “How are you”?.

8.When someone speaks to you first, give your simple greeting “hi (person’s name) and a follow up statement if you prefer.

By employing these Simple tips, on a daily basis, you will stay Savvy and ensure that you leave memorable and savvy impressions.

Adapted from Post, Peggy., Seening Post, Cindy. (2004). The Guide To Good Manners for Kids. New York, NY., Harper Collins Publishers

 

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