If you’re hosting an event or in charge of introducing several people to each other, your goal is to help everyone feel comfortable to continue their conversation once you walk away. The best approach is to…
- Use a “conversational starter.” Example: “Dr. Johnson, I would like you to meet Sally Smith. Sally, this is Dr. Ken Johnson, head of the psychiatry department at the Med Center. Sally has just moved to town from Phoenix.” Both first and last names have been given as well as one item about each person that the other one can start a conversation with.
- If introducing a married couple with different last names, you may say, “Dr. Barbara Taylor and her husband, Brian Jones.”
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