when someone is calling my name.

lagrange

Member
Japanese
in a teleconference phone formal meeting when one wants to talk with me, he/she will call my name. Is it correct to say "yes" or "hello" to respond that i am listening?
 
  • nichec

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Taiwan)/English(AE)
    in a teleconference phone formal meeting when one wants to talk with me, he/she will call my name. Is it correct to say "yes" or "hello" to respond that i am listening?
    Yes, both will do. :)
     

    coiffe

    Senior Member
    USA
    American English
    "Hello, this is lagrange."

    or, a little less formal,

    "Hi, this is lagrange, how are you doing?" It depends on the conference call whether greetings like this are exchanged.

    Correction: My response was to the question of first establishing your presence. Just answering a direct question, see previous responses. Just "Yes ..." is sufficient, or even just the answer to the question. Depends on how deep you are into the conversation.
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Some people just state their name as such:

    "Packard."

    or

    "Packard here." (Sounds British to me.)

    "This is Packard." (My preference.)

    "Yo, Babe!" (Not suitable for business communications.)
     
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