6 Simple Steps To Introducing Your Friends Like A Pro
If you’re wondering how you could easily introduce your friends to each other, here are some tips that might help you do so.
1. INTRODUCE YOUR FRIENDS RIGHT AFTER SAYING HI
Introduce them at once after saying hi so you don’t keep either of them waiting.
Don’t let there be any opportunity for either of your friends to feel awkward or left out.
*Bump into another group of friends*
“Hey Henry, what a co-incidence!”
“By the way have you met John?”
2. INTRODUCE THEM BY THEIR NAMES
*continuation from above*
“John, this is Henry”
“Henry, this is John”
3. DESCRIBE YOUR FRIENDS BRIEFLY AND HIGHLIGHT THEIR STRENGTHS/BEST QUALITIES
“John is my high school friend who’s now a pilot, he’s a really cool guy who loves sports”
“Henry is my colleague, he’s really good at cooking!”
4. POINT OUT SIMILARITIES IN INTERESTS/BACKGROUND/LIFESTYLE
“Oh by the way Henry/John is a Man Utd fan/loves musicals/loves basketball too!
*pointing out similarity*
Maybe you both can (do the activity) together!”
*suggestion to build rapport*
5. INVOLVE EVERYONE IN CONVERSATIONS (FILL THEM IN)
Sometimes, we might get carried away talking to a friend about something or somebody that our other friend has absolutely no idea about.
This would cause our other friend to feel awkward and “extra”, the “what am I doing here” feeling.
So, as friends, we should fill our friends in to make sure they feel comfortable.
*when you are talking about someone your other friend doesn’t know*
To your other friend: “Just in case you’re wondering, Jane is our classmate from high school who recently….
(fill your friend in on the context of the conversation)”
*when you are talking about an event that your other friend doesn’t know about*
“John bought a car recently, that’s why he’s asking/thinking about….”
6. GIVE THEM TIME TO TALK TO EACH OTHER
Once you’ve planted these conversation starters and properly introduced them, give them some time to find out more about each other.
You never know what could happen as a result of this simple introduction you’ve made!
“You might just have introduced two future good friends, soul mates, business partners, or travel buddies to each other!”