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Do this the next time you introduce someone

👋 Tip: When introducing someone, say their name first and their relationship to you second.

Here’s a simple, but meaningful etiquette tip, courtesy of Joanna Goddard of Cup of Jo: Say the person’s name first and their relationship to you second.

Nope: This is my neighbor, Kenny.

YES: This is Kenny, my neighbor.

As Goddard writes, it’s a way to spotlight the person and not their connection to you. The small tweak makes a big difference.

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