Have you ever attended a conference, sat down at a round table for the luncheon and no one introduces themselves? Why does this happen? Are we living in a world that we are so self-absorbed that we just ignore the people around us? Are we too busy living our life through our smartphones that we have forgotten about human interaction? Be a leader, TODAY! Say, “Hello. I am Becky. What is your name?” Tip-just state your first name. What usually happens is the individual you are introducing yourself to will introduce herself/himself in return. Then, start a conversation. Remember your professional networking skills. You never know who you might be sitting at the table with – they could be ready to offer you your next big career opportunity.