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Introductions

How Not to Introduce a Speaker

Adam Grant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

After giving a few hundred speeches in the past year, I've been struck by the variety of ways that different people introduce the same speaker. Some introductions energize me and seem to leave the audience excited to hear from me. Other introductions inadvertently make it more difficult to deliver a successful speech.

The Gift We Love to Receive But Forget to Give

Adam Grant | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

There's one form of giving that involves few costs, while offering offers dramatic benefits to the people around us. It's the single best way to help someone fall in love, and the most common way that people find a job. It's also the reason that the Beatles and the iPhone came to exist.

How to Be a Connector and Make Valuable Introductions

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Making introductions is a great way to be helpful to your contacts. Being helpful and leading with value is a highly effective way to build a network. There are many ways to be helpful, but making introductions is often one of the best.

How Do You Do? The Etiquette of Introductions

Jo Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jo Bryant

Outdated customs are a good example of how etiquette, when executed correctly, provide a clear structure for accepted manners. Nowadays, introductions can be confusing and, at worse, embarrassing.

One Kiss or Two? The Etiquette of Social Kissing

Jo Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jo Bryant

As a general rule, don't kiss people you don't know unless you are introduced to them in a social environment.

And Nice to Meet You, too

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Diel

Perhaps atypical of Estonian dinner parties, the conversation -- on their part -- flowed. But I couldn't take part. I could only sit and wonder: Who are you people? But I didn't ask. I didn't want to be too American, to pry with invasive questions.