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Business Socializing Skills: 3 Tips when meeting someone for the second time

Updated: Nov 22, 2018

You are at a networking or a social event and you see someone you’ve met before and you’d like to meet him again. It’s important that introduce yourself again properly so you avoid embarrassing this person.

Here are three tips.

1. Remember and use her name:

Remembering and using a person’s name is one of the best ways to show that you consider her to be important. You should always pay attention when a you first meet a person and she introduces herself. Repeat her name immediately. If you didn’t catch it, if she has a name that’s difficult to pronounce or if she said her name very quickly, ask her to repeat it.

“Sorry, I didn’t catch your name.”

2. Always introduce yourself immediately When you meet this person, she may not remember your name. You know her name, but she can’t remember your name so she will feel nervous and uncomfortable. You should always begin with your name. Add further information such as, when and where you met, if possible. By doing this, you help the other person to relax.

“Hi, I’m Jenny Lee. We met last month at the sales conference in Hong Kong”

3. Use a firm handshake:

A firm handshake demonstrates confidence and a positive attitude. When you are introduced or meet someone, or when you meet someone again, take the initiative by putting your hand out first. It’s important to avoid a ‘dead fish” handshake. A weak handshake gives the impression that you lack confidence or you are not happy to meet that person.

These three tips will help you to have a positive experience when you meet someone for the second time.


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