Smalltalk auf Englisch
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Korrespondenz auf Englisch
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Smalltalk auf Englisch - Sich richtig vorstellen von A-Z

Schlagwörter: Smalltalk Englisch Begrüßung, Vorstellen auf Englisch, englische Begrüßung und Vorstellung, jemanden auf englisch vorstellen, Händeschütteln in England

Contact is a cornerstone of business. Without it, businesses would have no customers, get nothing done and earn no income. There would be no jobs and no economy. People would have no friends. Consider for a moment a world where contact is rare. Unexpectedly, you encounter two people. One simply looks at you and doesn’t say anything. The other smiles, introduces himself, makes you feel welcome and shows that he is pleased to meet you. Which person would you want to meet with a second time?

Viewed in this light, the importance of introducing yourself properly becomes evident. A proper introduction invites a second contact. Second contacts lead to relationships, repeat business and progress. A weak introduction may reduce the chance of future contact.

The need to introduce yourself to others is frequent, both in business and in social life. Knowing how to make a professional, positive impression is thus a key skill in maintaining healthy, rewarding relationships with others.

The elements of a successful introduction
A proper introduction requires more than the right words; it’s a combination of words, facial expression and the personal warmth you project. The important elements are:

Facial expression
Eye contact
How do you do?

If you’re seated when the person you’re meeting enters the room, it’s considered appropriate for both men and women to rise as a mark of respect, no matter what the sex of the other person.

Facial expression
The look on your face is the other person’s first impression. Are you worried, nervous, preoccupied, depressed, uninterested or find the meeting to be a disturbance? Maybe. No matter how you’re feeling, the only proper facial expression is a sincere smile. A smile makes you appear friendly, warm and approachable. It makes you more attractive, and it increases your charisma.

Eye contact
Look in the direction of the other person to allow eye contact. Your eye contact should be natural, rather than forced. Remember to look elsewhere from time to time to prevent staring or making the other person feel like he is being held hostage.

A firm, warm handshake lasting about three seconds makes a good impression. Avoid grasping too long or too hard, or grasping only the fingers. Also avoid the limp, or “dead fish” handshake. If you are in a situation where you will be meeting a number of new people, be sure to keep your right hand free. If you’re carrying a bag, hang it over your left shoulder so that it does not fall during a handshake. If you suffer from sweaty palms, keep a tissue or handkerchief in your pocket, and wipe your hand on it quickly before offering your hand.

How do you do?
After the introduction and handshake, one of the following should be said:

Pleased to meet you.

How do you do?

How are you?

How do you do
is not really meant as a question. The correct response is How do you do? or Nice/Pleased to meet you.

How are you
is more direct. The only correct response -regardless of how you are - is (delivered with positive energy and a smile): I’m fine/great, thanks! And you?

Introducing yourself
Introducing yourself in a professional way does not require you to be prepared with a wide range of phrases and vocabulary. It’s quite simple. Just start with Hello and give your full name:

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner.

It’s common practise in business situations to add your company name to your introduction:

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner from GAZA Cement.

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner. I work for GAZA Cement.

If you’re one of many introducing themselves at the same time, a shortened version is acceptable:

Hello, Andrea Klockner, GAZA Cement

If you want to let the other person know you’d like to be on a first name basis, add the following to your introduction:

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner from GAZA Cement. Please call me Andrea.

Adding what you do to your introduction
Some situations require introducing yourself not only by name, but by job title or responsibility. These can be easily added to your introduction:

I’m the controller/managing director at GAZA Cement.

I’m an office assistant/engineer/ manager at GAZA Cement.

I’m in charge of / the head of advertising/administration/marketing/sales at GAZA Cement.

I work in customer support/sales.

You can put all of this information together into a single introduction if needed:

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner, Director of Sales at GAZA Cement.

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner. I’m a staff engineer at GAZA Cement.

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner. I’m a staff engineer at GAZA Cement. Please call me Andrea.

Appropriate responses

Hello, Mrs/Ms Klockner.

Hello, Andrea.

Pleased to meet you (at last), Andrea/Ms Klockner.

Responding to an introduction with your own
Let’s say you meet someone, and the other person has introduced himself first. In this case, your immediate response should be I’m (very) pleased to meet you, Name. This would usually come during or immediately after the handshake. Then follow with your introduction, using one of the patterns identified above. Here’s an example:

Hello, I’m Robert Conrad from ITC. Please call me Robert.

Pleased to meet you Robert. I’m Andrea Klockner. I’m a staff engineer at GAZA Cement. Please call me Andrea.

I’m pleased to meet you, Andrea.

Introducing your company
In presentations and meetings, where you may be discussing your company’s offerings, you may also need to introduce your company:

We produce/manufacture/make...

We’re a leading (international) provider/ manufacturer of...

We offer a wide range of products and services in the ... industry/area.

Our headquarters are in...

We’re headquartered in...

When making a presentation, it’s customary to introduce your company as part of your personal introduction:

Hello, I’m Andrea Klockner, Director of Sales at GAZA Cement. We’re a leading manufacturer and exporter of white cement headquartered in London.

Using titles
Outside of Germany, the use of titles is for the most part regarded as pompous, especially in North America, in the UK and in Australia. Except in a few situations, it’s best to avoid them. Let’s say you are Prof Dr Jürgen Sindel. On a university campus, you would be Prof Jürgen Sindel. In a medical practise or hospital (if you have a medical degree) you would be Dr Jürgen Sindel. In all other cases you should be Jürgen Sindel.

The cold introduction
Sometimes you will want to introduce yourself to someone you’d like to meet at a networking or similar event. This often involves joining a group of people who are already talking, or walking up to someone who is standing alone. The situation may be intimidating, but the words to use are easy:

You must be David James.

Excuse me, aren’t you David James?

We met at...

What you just said is very interesting.

Oh, I’m sorry...

Let me introduce myself. I’m...

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m...

Hello, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m...

Asking for an introduction or clarification

I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name/company name.

And your name is?

I’m sorry, I’m terrible with names.

Would you mind telling me your name/company name again?

What was your name again?

Schlagwörter: Smalltalk Englisch Begrüßung, Vorstellen auf Englisch, englische Begrüßung und Vorstellung, jemanden auf englisch vorstellen, Händeschütteln in England

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