HOW TO INTRODUCE
Make all your introductions simple. Say as few words as possible! Speak distinctly!
“Miss Brown, MAY I PRESENT Mr. Green?”
“Miss Brown, DO YOU KNOW Mr. Green?”
Or perhaps BEST OF ALL, simply their names:
“Miss Brown, Mr. Green.”
“Miss Brown, I'D LIKE TO MAKE YOU ACQUAINTED WITH Mr. Green.”
“Mr. Jones, MEET Mr. Black.”
“Mr. Jones, SHAKE HANDS WITH Mr. Black.”
WHEN INTRODUCING A MAN TO A WOMAN always speak the woman's name FIRST!
You may say: “Mr. Green, HAVE YOU MET Miss Brown” – indicating that the introduction bestows a favor on the gentleman and on the woman the respect that all women receive from well-bred men.
“Miss Brown, HAVE YOU MET Mr. Green?”
This conveys the impression that Mr. Green is more important than Miss Brown.
THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS HOWEVER:
Special distinction of office or advanced years may justify introducing a debutante to a famous author or scientist, a general or an admiral.
WHEN INTRODUCING MEN TO EACH OTHER, the best way is:
“Mr. Smith, Mr. Brown.”
From “Good Manners:
Reliable Advice on Etiquette – Clearly Told,” 1930
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