How Do You Do: The Etiquette of Introductions


Speak to this person FIRST…

…and this person SECOND

Social Situations

Your grandparents, parents, or anyone older than you Your contemporary (or younger)
Your friend Another family member
An adult A child
A woman A man
Someone with a title: Senator, Mayor, Judge, Colonel, nobility, Bishop, Reverend, Professor, Doctor; anyone senior in rank to you (boss, CEO) Your contemporary (or younger)
Your guest of honor Others attending the event

Business Situations

A client Anyone in your company, including your CEO
Your boss, or a higher-up

A person of lower rank in the company