Here are 10 tips to ensure that you make a great impression while you mix and mingle at the office party.

santa-hat-1115148_960_7201. Prepare your party intro.

The way you greet your fellow party-goers can have a huge impact on their perception of you. The best party introductions combine business information with a personal twist. An example would be: “Hi, I’m Stacy/Steven from Marketing. I’ve been with the company for just a few months, and this is the first social event I’ve attended. It’s so nice to meet co-workers face-to-face.”

2. Look approachable.

Some nonverbal behaviors can bring out the best in people. Smiling is one of them, as it directly influences how other people respond. When you smile at someone, they almost always smile in return. And, because facial expressions trigger corresponding feelings, the smile you get back actually changes that person’s emotional state in a positive way.