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How to Write a Self Introduction Speech

Updated February 21, 2017

A self-introduction speech is necessary for seminars, business meetings and other events where you are required to speak. The purpose of the speech is to inform your audience of your background, expertise and other pertinent information that demonstrates you are knowledgeable in your field. You may be called on before a meeting starts to give a self-introduction so others in a group are aware of who you are.

State your name. The most important part of a self-introduction speech because it allows others in the group to put a name to a face.

Write where you are from. This can include your department, branch or the organisation you are representing.

Include your background. This section should answer what you were doing prior to the position you currently hold. Keep this short and concise; one or two sentences should suffice. Often, you only have a two or three minutes to introduce yourself.

Write what your goals are. Were you sent from your department or organisation to keep an eye on the bottom line? Are you there to offer insight from past projects? You want to be clear on what you are contributing to the group. If you are attending a seminar, this is when you can share what led to you attend the seminar.

Share any hobbies you may have. This information is ideal for more casual settings or first meetings when everyone is trying to get acquainted.

Share common interests. If you notice that someone else shares a hobby or interests with you or if you have business or personal contacts in common, point that out. You want to make connections and establish relationships where you can.

Add a conclusion. If you were invited to the group, you will want to thank the organisers for inviting you. You can also end with how excited or interested you are in the project or seminar.

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About the Author

Meredith Burgio began writing professionally in 2010. She has written for "VOX" magazine, "RELEVANT Magazine" and "Jefferson City Magazine." Burgio has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.