Business Introductions: Why is it so hard to remember someone’s name? Well, the first seven seconds we are sizing them up before listening (checking out their clothing, hair, grooming or a myriad of other things)…so we aren’t really listening! The best way to introduce yourself, particularly if you are standing up in a large group of individuals you do not know, is to say 1) what do, 2) for whom, and then your name). Example: Hi. I’m Chief Communications and Image Officer with Transformation Academy. My name is Rita Rocker! Take a slight pause between your first and last name, adding a little emphasis to the last name. By then, the person should be more focused on listening to you versus giving the visual once-over.