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How To Introduce People
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Colonel Cuthbert Coleman is a war veteran who served with Tara Crimson's
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Socially, women rank at the top - like a queen bee - so you should always introduce a man to a woman, not the other way round. In business gender is irrelevant - position in the company is all that counts. Generally you should say the name of the most important person first.
The language you use to introduce people will also imply something about how they should relate to each other. If you say:"Miss Crimson, I'd like you to meet Colonel Coleman..."It makes Colonel Coleman sound more important, despite saying Tara's name first. Try to avoid using the word "meet". Instead say something like:"Miss Crimson, this is Colonel Coleman"Or, more formally:"...may I introduce Colonel Coleman"
Miss Tara Crimson may have met a lot of Colonels in her time, so it's important that she can distinguish this Colonel from all the others. Even if it feels slightly wordy, it's best to use full names when introducing people:"Tara Crimson, may I introduce Colonel Cuthbert Coleman..."
You should also helps your friends to place each other by explaining their relationship to you, how you know each other, or a little about who they are:"Tara is my Niece; Colonel Coleman is a distinguished war veteran who served with your Uncle..."
Your aim in introducing people is to get them talking and to mix up the party a bit, so try and give them a springboard to launch them into conversation:"You're close neighbours now, you both living on the green..."After a successful introduction, your friends should find themselves falling easily into conversation. Once they're talking, you're free to move on and attend your other guests.
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