These types of introductions involve three people:
A: The introducer (who knows both B and C)
B: Introducee (knows A but not C)
C: Introducee (knows A but not B)
A: Have you two met each other?
B: No, we haven’t.
A: Ben, this is Carol. Carol this is Ben.
(B and C smile and shake hands.)
B: Nice to meet you Carol.
C: Nice to meet you too, Ben.
After you have been introduced to someone,
it is polite to ask a few general questions* to get acquainted.
B: Where are you from, Carol?
C: I’m from Connecticut.
B: Connecticut, which part?
C: Hartford, the capital. How about you, Ben?
B: Nebraska–a place called Bellevue. It’s near Omaha.
C: How do you know Alan (A)?
B: He is my friend from college.
Practice introducing your friends to each other.
Remember to smile (and use handshakes where appropriate).
*When meeting someone for the first time,
it is not appropriate to ask certain types of questions.
Do NOT Ask:
A person’s age
You may ask general questions about the situation.
How do you know Alan (the person who introduced us)?
Are you a student at this university?
Is this your first time here?
What do you do for a living?
How long have you been working for (company)?