When introducing colleagues, coworkers, customers and/or clients to each other in a business setting it is important to pass along information about their job title or function at their company.
The structure of an introduction is like this:
| 1. Introduce your guest:
May I introduce Mr. Anthony Kim from Kookmin Bank?
Mr. Kim, this Janice Andersen.
She’s responsible for international logistics.
|May I introduce [name] from [company]?|
|I’d like you to meet [name] from [company].|
|She’s +||responsible for +||pricing our underwriting business|
|He’s +||in charge of +||negotiating our shipping rates|
|I’m**||Informal:||training our sales representatives|
|takes care of +||our purchasing department|
|hedging our raw material costs.|
** you can also use this format for introducing yourself
Now add the responses you learned in the Greetings Section
|How do you do?||I’m pleased to [finally*] meet you.|
|It’s nice to [finally*] meet you.|
|Hi,||Nice/good to meet you.|
|Hello,||Pleased to meet you.|
|Response to the Greeting|
|How do you do?||It’s nice to meet you too.|
|I’m pleased to meet you too.|
|How do you do?||Nice/Good to meet you too.|
|Hello,||Pleased to meet you too.|
|Hi, (very informal)|
|* finally makes the greeting more cordial and friendly|
The complete dialog would go like this:
|You: May I introduce Anthony Kim from Kookmin Bank?|
|You: Mr. Kim, this is Maurice Gerard. He’s responsible for our air cargo division.|
|Mr. K: How do you do. I’m very pleased to meet you Mr. Gerard.|
|Mr. G: I’m pleased to meet you too, Mr. Kim.|
** depending on the country and culture, conversation may remain formal using Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. etc.
Now you are ready for the Business English Introductions Activity page
Business English Introductions Lesson