How to Introduce Yourself in a Memorable Way at a Networking Group

By on January 5, 2012

Home Based Business

Discover how to introduce yourself in a memorable way that will have people lining up to ask you for your business card!


If you are in an MLM, Network Marketing or a Direct Sales company then today’s topic is for you.  It is for those of you who attend networking groups on a regular basis.

You know the kind I’m talking about, BNI group (Business Network International), Lead Exchange Groups or even Chamber meetings.  These same principles apply to building your business online especially if you are doing video marketing. What you are going to learn is…

How to Introduce Yourself

What typically happens at these networking events?

Everyone sits around a table, the chairperson says this is how to introduce yourself, say your name, company name and what you do.

It starts like this…

“Hi my name is Joe Smith I own Joe Smith cleaning company. For 13 years we have been cleaning home and offices in the area. We pride ourselves (he says this with zero enthusiasm) in using no chemicals and we come to your house rain or shine.”

The next person, sitting down says, “My name is Phyllis Brown, and I work with the Fat Loss Juice.” (At this point, you see people playing with their blackberries and iPhones not paying any attention to her). She continues by saying, “Fat Loss Juice has been in business for 35 years and we help people with our yummy juices, shakes and cookies. A good referral for me is someone who wants to lose weight.”How to Introduce Yourself

The next person starts with “My name is Tom Deck, and I work with …” at this point you are totally bored out of your mind!

This goes on for 20 people…and no one is paying attention! Because no one knows how to introduce yourself.

What’s the problem here? 

You have seen this when people market online too.  They get one of these training system and self replicated websites that they have seen many times there is nothing new!


You need to understand that sameness will kill you.

Learn how to introduce yourself in a creative and memorable way.

You want to stand out don’t you?

In fact you want to be always remembered as that creative guy or gal.

How do you do that?

You do what everyone is not doing.

Let’s look back at what people were doing in our scenario…they were told this is how to introduce yourself (in the wrong way, don’t be a sheep and follow the, they were all sitting down, they all used the same basic script or formula, it is the one they use every week, week after week hoping to burn it into people’s mind. As soon as the person before them finishes they jump in. And worst of all they lack enthusiasm.

I’m sure all of these people are great people they just lack any creative communication skills.

How do you set yourself apart?

Since everyone sits, you stand up.

Everyone begins with his or her name and business, you end with your name and business.

Most people are dull, be interesting.

Now you area asking me, “Well Terry how in the world do I do that?”

This is where the magic is…

When it is your turn, you stand, you pause to create silence and scan the group, this gets attention then you tell a short story and end with your name and a benefit of your biggest benefit of your product/service. 

This is how to introduce yourself…it flat out works!

Let me give you a couple of examples…

Let’s go back to Phyllis the Fat Loss Juice lady.

It is her turn, she stands up, pauses and scans the room “It was 8am on July 3rd 2014, I was packing for a trip to the beach. I tried my bathing suit on from last year, (she pauses and looks down) to my surprise I could barely get into it to. It was not pretty. From that day forward I vowed that I would get back to a size 2. I did it.  My name is Phyllis Brown, and help people look, trim and sexy by shedding their fat.”

Now you might be saying but wait she did not mention the company name or the products!  Well the truth is people don’t care about that they care about what those things can do for them.

Here’s another example, this one is focus on collecting silver coins. Remember you stand up pause and scan then say something like this…

How to Introduce YourselfHow to Introduce Yourself

“The year is 1966.  In 1966 you could have purchased a drop dead gorgeous candy apple red mustang for $2500 paper dollars or 2500 silver dollars. But the year is 2012. 2500 paper dollars can buy you what? A nice set of tires? Perhaps a down payment?  (you let out a disgusting laugh and shake your head left to right) Those same 2500 “silver dollars” could get you 3 loaded Mustangs plus a luxury cruise around the world! My name is Terry Petrovick and I show people how to create, collect and preserve their wealth with silver and gold coins.”

Can you see how attention getting that is?

Remember when it comes to how to introduce yourself, do it in a memorable way .  You do this by telling a story to get into people’s emotions and imaginations and be sure to end with the biggest benefit of your product or service.

And if you go to the same groups every week change up your stories.  Believe me you will set yourself a part and you will getting more leads and having more quality conversations than ever before.

When you learn how to introduce yourself in a memorable way, people will consistently ask you for your business card because you have want they want!

Your Success IS My Business.

Allow me to lend a hand.

How to Introduce Yourself

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30 Responses to “How to Introduce Yourself in a Memorable Way at a Networking Group”

  1. Beverly Monical Says:

    I love this Terry.I have been to a few groups lately and the first example is exactly what everyone did. I love the idea of a story.I will work on that now for my next meeting! Thanks!
    Beverly Monical´s last blog post ..The Positive Aspects of Network Marketing


    • terry Says:

      You are welcome Beverly. I love to see what you come up with. After you write it please drop by an share it, I will give you feed back and you will get some nice exposure.


  2. Lilach Bullock Says:

    Terry this is so important, particularly when attending networking events. It’s so good to stand out and be different. I always used to stand up and even go to the centre of the room when doing a 1 minute pitch where most people just either sat down or at least attempted to stand up.

    I always found stories worked well, people relate better to that. You have to remember that often you only get one chance to tell someone what you do and most of them are thinking about what they’re going to say and not paying 100% attention so you really do need to stand out and as you say be memorable – great post:)
    Lilach Bullock´s last blog post ..How to choose an affiliate program that will make you money


  3. Jeff Says:

    Terry, I love this and have used it… and it works wonderfully. I thank you for your article.


  4. Dean Rose Says:

    Excellent blog Terry. You are correct every time I have attended a networking event everyone does the same routine. If you happen to be in the middle or latter part of the introductions the group has already tuned you out. Most are doing what Lilach mentioned and that is thinking about what they are going to say and not paying any attention to the group as a whole.

    This is a great reminder of what to do to set yourself apart. Simple but valuable information!

    Thank you!


  5. Bryan Salek Says:

    I loved it when I heard you train on that a couple weeks ago. Awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing.

    Bryan Salek´s last blog post ..Time To Get Started


  6. John Moussan Says:

    Genius! That is so powerful going back to story telling and being very subtle, creative, different and attention grabbing. And the standing up part…
    John Moussan´s last blog post ..The “Underground” Numis Network Review


  7. Val Heisey Says:

    I love this too Terry. I heard you give this training a few weeks ago, and plan to use it in the future.

    Like you said, it has to do with standing out – branding yourself to be different than the rest of the crowded field.

    Love your training!
    Val Heisey´s last blog post ..Reboot your Network Marketing business for 2012


  8. Roger SIlen Says:

    A timely post Terry… just been working on a plan to ramp up our local networking and recruiting… Appreciate your tips on standing out :))
    Roger SIlen´s last blog post ..My 90 Day Challenge Begins


  9. Duke Romkey Says:

    First, thank you so much for using “fat loss juice” haha. It made my day. Second, I love the pause and scan to create effect. I’ve see many professional speakers do it at the beginning and you can’t help but stare back in anticipation of what is going on and what are they going to say.
    Duke Romkey´s last blog post ..Rewrite Your Future And The Direction Of Your Home Business


  10. Viola Tam Says:

    Hi, Terry,

    It is my honor to have met John Moussan and got introduced to read your blog! It is wonderful to have supportive people around us to lift us up.

    This is an excellent post, coming at the perfect time for me as I join a formal Network Business Group this year. I have learned a lot about person to person small group networking but have not learned any strategies for a group situation.

    I can imagine how the creative story telling and pauses can make our speech stand out. Yes, I have to remember to stand up too. I like ending with our name. I believe that with the uniquely creative way to great attention, the audience is more likely to pay attention to what we have to say at the end :)

    I DO appreciate your sharing, Terry.

    Viola Tam
    Viola Tam´s last blog post ..Network Marketing Success Tips: Brian Tracy (3)


  11. Ron Deering Says:

    What a great article…. This is exactly what most people need and are falling short in at these type of meetings.
    Ron Deering´s last blog post ..Instrument Navigation in Flying


  12. Preston Schumacher Says:

    You are a master prospector Terry. The insights you share are priceless when it comes to growing a network marketing team.
    Preston Schumacher´s last blog post ..Join Empower Network for Free… Find Out How You Can Do It


  13. Rasheed Says:

    Great post Terry! You can also see this “introduction” effect in play in a LOT of TV ads and movie trailers. Build suspense, get people interested, and then end with a bang.

    Big-name companies paid millions of dollars to get this kind of information, and you Terry, have offered it for free :)

    Rasheed´s last blog post ..P is for Perseverance


  14. terry Says:

    You are welcome and I will see you at the top Rasheed!


  15. Sam Says:

    Hello thank you for your great blog post on How to Introduce Yourself in a Memorable Way at a Networking Group. Great suggestions, thanks a lot! Sincerely loved your webpage!
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  16. Sammie Says:

    Hey I really liked your great blog post on How to Introduce Yourself in a Memorable Way at a Networking Group. Thanks a lot. this really is very good advice and a Good post. Carry on with the superior work…


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