Making a Great First Impression
Learn how to make a great first impression, in this video.
It takes only around three seconds to form a first impression of someone.
And once people have formed an opinion of you, it's really difficult to change it.
This is why knowing how to make a great first impression is so important. This can help land you a job or a new client, enhance your reputation, or open up all kinds of unexpected opportunities.
When you're meeting someone for the first time, and you want to make a good impression, dress appropriately and make sure you're on time. This shows respect for the other person, and it gets the relationship started on the right foot.
Next, pay attention to your posture. Stand up straight, and lift your head up. Good posture not only makes you look great, but it also makes you feel more confident.
If you're not sure this really works, you can test it yourself right now.
Now you feel like someone you'd want to know, right?
Another way to make a great first impression – in cultures where this is acceptable – is to shake hands firmly. A firm handshake shows that you're confident, and it makes the other person feel you're truly interested to meet them.
Also, be at ease. This can be challenging if you're meeting someone new, because it's easy to get a bit nervous. Just remember, they might be a bit nervous too. So take a deep breath, look them in the eye, and focus on listening to what they have to say. Your sincere attention on what their saying will make a memorable impression.
These are just some of the ways you can make a great first impression.
Now, read the article that accompanies this video to learn more ways that you can do this.