Meeting strangers isn't easy.
So, if you're like most people, you'll fall into one of two camps:
You do what everyone else does – give your business card, shake hands, and politely ask ‘how's business?’; or
You don't really know what to do. So, don't do anything – maybe reassuring yourself by saying things like ‘I haven't time’ or ‘It isn't important in my business#x2019;.
Neither is good. One doesn't make much impression. The other doesn't make … well, anything.
When dogs see a stranger, they react according to their instincts ...