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How to start Self Introduction in front of several people?


Jul 18, 2009   #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...

Jul 18, 2009   #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.
Jul 19, 2009   #3
Either is fine in a formal setting. Informally, people tend to say "I'm..." rather than "My name is..."
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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