How to introduce yourself in formal and informal conditions

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How to introduce yourself in formal and informal situations

Introduction

Just see the title of this post is How to introduce yourself in formal and informal situations and the first part of it is an introduction which you are reading right now. So there is no need to tell the importance of INTRODUCTION.

Generally, there are various occasions for giving your introduction. The two main and the most important situations are 1)formal and 2)Informal. Also, there are various other situations based on need such as introduce yourself in an interview, in class, on whats-app, in the meeting, professionally, in English, on chat, in a speech, in email, in a letter, in writing, in college or in presentation.

All these situations can be easily classified as formal and informal. Also, we need to prepare to introduce yourself paragraph or introduce yourself sample or professional introduction about yourself.

Here we will see how to introduce yourself in formal and in informal situations in the English language. New and non-native English speakers and learners can focus on these two types in the beginning and later they should move all the variations of introductions mentioned above.

What is an introduction, its need and importance

Introduction means the action of introducing something. Introduction can be of various things and types. We can introduce a product, idea service or a person. Even in the writing of an essay, article, book introduction is the beginning section.

Every first address is considered as an introduction which makes others aware of what is going to happen in any kind of situation.

It is said that the first impression is the last impression. The best way to give the best first impression is to give the best possible introduction.

Regarding the importance of introduction in communication skills, it is assumed that the impression of your personality lasts till you open your mouth and deliver your first words. So I will not tell more about the importance of introduction and we will start learning about it.

But here we are going to see how to introduce yourself in various situations. So we will stick to the introduction in formal and informal situations in English or even you can use this format in your mother tongues also.

How to introduce yourself in formal situations or conditions

You may have to introduce yourself in formal situations like in a function, office, classroom, email, presentation, whats app, chat, writing or any other in which you are not with your family and friends.

There can be different ways in different situations but here first I would like to give you one common introduction for all your formal introduction purposes. Especially it will be helpful for new learners of English language and even fluent English speakers will be able to check themselves again.

Points for formal introduction

1)Formal beginning 2)Name 3)Place or address 4)Family 5)Education 6)Occupation 7)Hobbies and interests 8)qualities 9)Special achievements 10)Aim/ambition/goal in life 11)Age 12)Formal ending

This is a very handy list of points for your formal introduction.

Now we will see how to prepare sentences for each point.

1)Formal beginning-

Respected chief guest/chairman/principal/manager/ and all the dignitaries present here, good morning/afternoon/evening to you all. I am going to introduce myself.

2)Name-

I am …………e.g. John Max

Or

My name is ……..e.g. John Max

Is it correct to introduce yourself as Myself…..John Max

Beginning your introduction as Myself…… is not the correct way from a grammar point of view as MYSELF is a reflexive and emphatic pronoun and you can’t use MYSELF as subject as no any reflexive pronoun is used as the subject of the sentence in English.

3)Place or address-

There are different ways to tell about your place or address. We will go from simple to complex

I live in…….city at……..suburb/I live in ……village, Taluka-…….., District-……….

Or

I am from……..city in …….state of…….country.

My native place is ……..

4)Family-

I have a joint/nuclear family.

Or

We are a family of…..e.g.6.

5)Education-

NOTE-For any completed educational qualification you should use present perfect tense and for any course you are doing right now, Use present continuous or present perfect continuous.

I have completed…….(e.g. Arts/Commerce/Science/Engineering/Medical/Management etc ) degree from………..university/board with………% marks in…….(Year….)

Or

I am a graduate/post-graduate in ………(side like Arts/commerce/science/Engineering)

I am in………standard.

Currently, I am pursuing……….degree/course/diploma

6)Occupation-

I am a teacher/doctor/pharmacist/coach

I am working for ………organization. I work as……….(designation).

I am fresher.

I am unemployed.

I have been working as …….. for …..years.(to tell your work experience)

7)Hobbies-

My hobby is reading.

Or

My hobbies are reading, playing, cooking and gardening.

Or

I really like reading, cooking, playing.

Or

I am a keen runner/cook/wrestler/farmer

8)Qualities-

My qualities are that I am kind, loving, helpful and cooperative.

9)Special achievements-

My special achievement is……

Or

My special achievements are……..

10)My aim/ambition/goal-

My aim in life is to become………..(e.g. a successful teacher/writer/dancer/sportsperson etc)

My ambition is to become…….

My goal in life is to…….

11)Age-

I am ……years old.

12)Formal ending-

This is all about myself. Thank you very much for listening to me.

Or

This is my introduction. Thanks a lot for listening to me.

Youtube video about my introduction in formal situation

Watch our youtube video for better understanding of the introduction.

That’s it. A lot of useful data is ready for your introduction in formal situations. Just choose the right one for you or add any of your own points at a suitable place and just do it.

Here we will see one sample introduction for a formal situation.

Sample/specimen introduction in formal situation

Here we go,

Respected principal and all the dignitaries, good afternoon. I am going to introduce myself.

My name is John Max.

I am from Orko City.

We are a joint family of 6.

I have completed a post-graduate degree in mechanical engineering.

I am an engineer. I am working as a service engineer with LHC associates.

My hobbies are reading, preparing machines and gardening.

I am a kind, loving and helpful person.

My special achievement is that I have won the young innovators’ award.

My aim in life is to become a successful and satisfied person.

I am 30 years old.

This is all about myself. Thank you very much for listening to me.

How to introduce yourself in informal situations or conditions

When you are with your family, friends, relatives or in party,it is called an informal situation. Chances are very less of giving your introduction to them but still in some situation or as an activity, you need to give your introduction.

Here we go,

Points for introduction in informal situation or condition

1)Informal beginning 2)Name 3)Place 4)Family 5)Education 6)Occupation 7)hobbies 8)qualities 9)Special achievements 9)Age 10)Aim/ambition/goal in life 11)Informal ending.

You must have noticed that the points for your informal introduction are almost similar to a formal introduction. The only difference will be in the use of more friendly and informal language. If you like you can choose formal language but we will not recommend it.

Now we will take a look at making sentences for your informal introduction according to the points mentioned above.

1)Informal beginning-

Hello friends! Good morning/afternoon/evening. I am going to introduce myself.

or

Hi everybody, Let me introduce myself.

or

I am very happy and blessed to introduce myself

2)Name-

My name is…….

Or

I am……..

Or

The person standing before is…….

3)Place-

I am from……

Or

I live in…..

4)Family-

I have a joint/nuclear family of ….. members.

5)Education-

I have completed…….

6)Occupation-

I am a fresher.

Or

I am ……(a teacher/doctor/farmer etc)

7)Hobbies-

My hobbies are…..

I really like……

8)Qualities-

My qualities are…..

9)Special achievements –

My special achievements are…..

10)Age-

I am ….yeras old.

If you think I am ….years old, You are right/wrong.

11)Aim/ambition/goal-

My aim in life is…..

12)Informal ending-

This is all about myself. Thanks.

This is my introduction. Thanks a lot.

Hope you will like this way of informal introduction. You can also add your own ideas taking these points and sentences as guidelines.

Youtube video for my introduce in informal situation

Sample/specimen introduction in informal(family) situation or condition

Here we go,

Hello friends! good afternoon. I am going to introduce myself.

My name is John Max.

I am from Orko City.

We are a joint family of 6.

I have completed post-graduate degree in English literature.

I am a lecturer. I am working as an English lecturer with LHC college.

My hobbies are reading, preparing machines and gardening.

I am a kind , loving and helpful person.

My special achievement is that I have won the Creative teachers’ award.

My aim in life is to become a successful teacher.

I am 30 years old.

This is all about myself. Thank you for listening to me.

I am sure you will like this way of informal introduction.

Conclusion for How to introduce yourself

Here we come to the concluding part of this article How to introduce yourself in formal and informal situations.

We have studied points and sentences for it . Basic points for introduction are1)Beginning 2)Name 3)Place or address 4)Family 5)Education 6)Occupation 7)Hobbies and interests 8)qualities 9)Special achievements 10)Aim/ambition/goal in life 11)Age 12)Ending

You can prepare your introduction for formal and informal situations easily using these points and sentence ideas.

Do let us know what do you think about it through your comments.

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Dipak D. Jagtap: Always the learner.Having spent 16 years in English language training, its time now to reach the world to learn more and to share my experience and practices....
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