Tip #3 on the countdown for partying like a pro:
You know how to introduce yourself.
This may seem so simple, but it is so important, and often overlooked. It only takes seconds for people to judge you, so make the first contact count. Remember: this is not just about you. It’s about your impact on others, and how you make your audience feel.
When you are meeting someone for the first time, stand, make eye contact, smile, and shake hands, saying “Hello, I’m [your name], it’s a pleasure to meet you.”
Yes—it’s that simple.
(And please—don’t look down at your smartphone while introducing yourself! It’s not only a sign of disrespect, it’s also the sign of an amateur.)
Copyright 2014, 2015 Michelle Kerrigan