When meeting participants don’t know each other, the sensible thing to do at the beginning is to ask each person to introduce him or herself to the other participants.
If you’re facilitating you should provide people with some structure and an example of a good meeting introduction. Try to freshen it up to create interest and do something that adds value.
Most of the time you aren’t facilitating the meeting. You are an attendee and the leader usually doesn’t make any suggestions.
In these situations your introduction is completely up to you. Have you ever thought about your standard meeting introduction? How might it be better?
In this video, Nancy Milton suggests a new way to say hello. I’m curious what you think about her meeting introduction and what would happen if you tried it at work.