Don’t confuse Social context and Professional context: How to make an introduction

When people want to be introduced in a professional context, we should brag about their resume, work experience, unique value. But, in a social context, such as a dinner party, we should brag about why we are friends with them instead of listing the professional accolades.

Professional context:

  • Keep it focussed on why you want to meet the person or why the introduction makes sense, professionally.
  • How can one of the parties help the other, or each help each other.

Social context from StoryLineBlog:

“What if instead of introducing your friend as Jennifer the nurse, you started introducing her as Jennifer, one of most thoughtful people you know, or Jennifer the friend who helped you move in when you didn’t know a soul in this city.

Introducing your friends for who they are rather than focusing on what they do will remind them they are loved before and beyond their titles. It’s an easy way to remind them that you see them for their hearts instead of their accomplishments.”

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