What’s the first thing that goes through someone's mind when they first hear or see you?
How do you envision it?
Today we’re looking at how to make a good first impression and tips to portray the best version of yourself in those crucial few seconds.
We all subconsciously form first impressions every day: as we move about, as we meet new people.
How can you use first impressions to your advantage though? Here are some ways on how to make a good first impression that will last.
It’s quite crazy when we think of how quickly we make those first impressions, and what they can mean for our relationships with others. It has been said that the instant we meet a person, we decide whether or not we like them, based on that first impression.
So now let’s get to the tips and techniques that will help you nail that good-first-impression-making.
Tip Number 1 is to be prepared. If you look prepared and put together people, will respect you and think highly of you.
By having all your things together, and being ready – you’ll show others that you mean business and are able to take care of issues.
The truth is, when it comes to first impressions, looks really do count.
When you make an effort to look good, it makes you look responsible and pleasant. It will also help to boost your self-confidence for the occasion!
You might not think so at first, but people do notice shoes.
Point is, complete your outfit by having clean and tidy shoes.
There’s no point looking all dressed up but then wearing sneakers.
Don’t make your feet let you down. It all adds up to making that fabulous first impression that you want.
This is kinda hard to explain, but is means so much.
You make a good first impression when you are flexible and you are willing to move along with changes that arise.
Make a fantastic impression by using the person’s name. It feels pretty good when someone who just met calls you by name, making that effort to acknowledge it ( & get it right).
Depending on the formality of the situation, you may need to use an appropriate title when addressing them though, so keep that in mind.
A smile is the perfect way to greet someone as you meet them & will help ya break the ice.
Also a positive attitude will draw others to you and impress.
We love being around cheerful people. Additionally getting positive vibes from people helps to you grow that bond of friendship right from the start.
Shoulders back, chin up.
Make that good first impression by showing that you’re happy and confident.
Take your mind of your insecurities and focus on being natural and calm.
What sets a better first impression than being on time?
This is an easy way that you can make a good first impression, all it takes is planning and that bit of effort to stick to your schedule or arrangements.
Just a sorta side note to tip number 6- avoid being loud & obnoxious. That could get you the wrong kind of attention and then leave you wondering where everyone went.
Respect the atmosphere and try to not make yourself the center of attention for the sake of ‘making friends’.
Another key way to make a good first impression is by showing real interest in who you meet.
Have a friendly, open stance, avoid having your arms crossed. Reach out your hand to give a warm, welcoming handshake.
Polite and regular eye contact is generally the way to go, but cultures differ as to expected posture.
Although you’re putting in effort into making a great first impression, never forget to be yourself.
Relax and be you. Bright, friendly but the real you.
Give them something good to remember you by.
Thanks for reading these tips on how to make a good first impression! First meetings happen so frequently that we hardly ever register them. Next time, however, see if you can incorporate as many of these tips as possible and watch how it turns out.
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