Making a good first impression when meeting people for the first time is very important. Perceptions are part of life and you really want to make sure that the people you meet see you for who you are.
Whether it’s a job interview, or a meeting with a new business contact you need to make sure that you are impressive and memorable.
Here are a few of insights on how to make a good first impression:
1. Dress to impress
Be well groomed by looking polished, professional, and not overdone in your appearance.
2. Be intentional
Set a goal what image you hope to project when meeting people for the first time.
Let them talk rst to help you gain their trust.
4. Eye Contact
Make eye contact which will make you seem intelligent
5. Speak confidently
Pay attention to how fast you’re speaking (and watch your ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’)
6. Reveal your true colours
Reveal your imperfections which will give you human qualities which often attracts people even more
7. Meet in person
Always meet people in person for the first time because it gives you advantage as you can assess their responses towards you. With the tips stated above you are able to check the person’s body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. Those are signs that can indicate if you have made an impression either good or bad on them.