Here are some useful phrases used when introducing yourself or being introduced:
May I introduce myself?
Hello, my name is....
Tom, I'd like you to meet...
Pleased to meet you.
How do you do.
Nice to meet you.
Here are some useful phrases used when starting conversations:
Can you tell me...
Have you heard about...
Excuse me, do you happen to know...
Excuse me, do you happen to know how they're handling internal benchmarking?"
Can you tell me who is acting as an intermediary?
Excuse me, do you happen to know what community groups are working on this problem?"
Phrases for Asking for Information
It is important during meetings and other negotiations to ask for as much information as possible. These phrases are used to request information.
Can you give me an estimate on
I'm a little concerned about
How long, wide, far, etc.
How does that affect
Can you tell me more?
Do you think ...
Can you give me an estimate on the cost of international humanitarian intervention?
Can you give me an estimate about how effective conflict management will eventually be.
How does that effect the international NGO board?
Can you give me an estimate on how long the workshop on intolerance will last?