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How to start Self Introduction in front of several people?



binThreads: 1
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Jul 18, 2009, 02:28am   #1
Hi All,

There is one question that is continuously annoying me:

If I have to introduce myself in front of several people; how shall I start?

"I am XYZ and ...." or "My name is XYZ and...."

I have heard from somewhere that it is a wrong practice to start a statement saying "My name is XYZ"...It should always be "I am XYZ"...Please suggest what is the correct usage.

Thanks in advance....



EF_SeanThreads: 6
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Jul 18, 2009, 02:57am   #2
Never given it much thought, really. For formal introductions, I'd probably use the "My name is" construction, personally, but neither is likely to produce a particularly negative reaction from your audience.


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Jul 19, 2009, 02:51pm   #3
Either is fine in a formal setting. Informally, people tend to say "I'm..." rather than "My name is..."


Ali MacLennanThreads: 1
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Aug 2, 2009, 11:12pm   #4
Also take into account your own personality and your listeners, I find a humorous introduction or some sort of tension breaker is always the best. (At least for myself.)




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