SMILE model: 5 Steps for self-introduction in public speaking


  • ทินวัฒน์ สร้อยกุดเรือ Thai Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, KhonKaen University


Public speaking, self-introduction, model


          The purposes of self-introduction are to introducing oneself and to impress others. Self-introduction can be formal and informal. The objective of this article is to apply the SMILE model in self-introduction. Normally, a SMILE is a facial expression that can create impression in communication. The word SMILE in the SMILE model consists of 5 letters which are related to 5 steps in self-introduction. First, S is Salutation or greeting at the beginning of self-introduction. Second, M is Mood or expressing an emotion in self-introduction. Third, I is Information which can be subcategorized into 2 types: I1 is facts name, age, family, education, domicile, occupation, etc. of the speaker and I2 is attitude or expressing opinion on any topic of interest and hobby. Fourth, L is Link or connection to create a relationship with the listener in the future. Fifth, E is End or the closing of self-introduction. In addition, these 5 letters, S-M-I-L-E, can also be 5 tips for self-introduction; i.e., S is self-confidence that a speaker needs to have when introducing himself; M is Motivation that the speaker has to generate for himself, especially on the advantages of self-introduction
            I is Interaction of the speech; L is Language which refers to language use and word choice that can create beautiful and interesting self-introduction; and E is Event or different situations in self-introduction which a speaker needs to take into consideration when introducing himself in various situations based on ethnography of communication.





How to Cite

สร้อยกุดเรือ ท. (2017). SMILE model: 5 Steps for self-introduction in public speaking. Journal of Liberal Arts Prince of Songkla University, 9(2), 188–211. Retrieved from