When it comes to making a great first impression, these 10 signs will help you to do it right
These are some signs and tips for you to make sure that your first impression is not your last.
When it comes to making a great first impression, a lot of things can go wrong or not as planned. With some care and caution, you can make a wonderful and safe first impression which will not harm the opportunity which you seek. With some guidance and advice, you can make a great safe first impression.
These are 11 tips for you to secure your first impression:
Anyone who enters a new situation with a rotten face or an unpleasant face, is automatically setting the tone of the meeting; it's always advisable to enter with a smile. People are attracted to positivity and people who seem to be approachable and willing.
#10 Be punctual
The worst thing you can do while attempting to make a great first impression is to be late and keep someone else waiting for you. This only shows that you have no value for their time and could not care less about showing up to meet them. It is always better to reach a lot earlier than to reach a lot later.
#9 Just relax and be yourself
This is one of the most important things about making a great impression and it is important to just relax and be who you are. The moment you try and be someone else or behave like something you are not, you could very well kiss that first impression goodbye. People are not stupid and they will be able to see through someone who is not genuine.
#8 Remember your manners
Maintaining your manners and being polite is a safe way to ensure that you and the person you are meeting start off in a peaceful way. Good manners and being humble always reflect positively and it often is a sign that the person can be trusted or at least approached.
#7 Speak up
Make sure that you speak up and say what you need to versus keeping it all in. People appreciate honesty and you should not feel bad for your opinions and thoughts. If you shut off and do not engage, then people can tend to label you as someone who does not care or someone who has no value to add. Whatever you feel, you should say it.
#6 Keep your word
The biggest honor lies in keeping to your word and carrying out whatever task it is that you had promised to do. People who make blind commitments are not trustworthy as you do not know whether you can trust them or not. Keep your word and uphold your promises, it helps with making a great impression.
#5 Pay attention
While you are meeting someone new, make sure to pay attention to what they are saying and do not space out when they are speaking. Even if you do not agree with what they are saying it is a must to listen to the person and hear them out before you jump to any conclusions.
#4 Keep an open mind
Make sure to keep an open mind when it comes to meeting someone new. We are all a product of our circumstances and it is a must to remember that one view is not better than the other. Keep an open mind and listen to what the person has to say. The fact, that you know how to listen and accept an alternate view will hold you in good stead.
#3 Be positive
Remember to be positive and easy with what the person is saying. If the person has proposed a difficult task, remain positive in your ability to be able to carry it through. Someone who has a negative outlook or approach is difficult to work with and it does not leave a positive feeling.
#2 Watch the body language
Observing a person's body language is very important when it comes to making a first impression. With a few simple signs and indications, you will be able to tell whether a person is responding in a favorable way or not. With the body language, you will be able to know and assess the situation better.
#1 Be respectful
It is crucial to be respectful and calm no matter what the situation is. The moment you offend or disrespect someone whether it is intentional or not can ruin any new possible opportunities or relationships. Hence, it is a must that you maintain your composure throughout.
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