The first impression is the last impression.
I bet you have heard that many a times. Indeed it is true. Your first impression on any one is generally the last and it definitely leaves a great impact. Here are some tips to help you out:
This is really essential. The person you will be meeting will sure not want to be kept waiting. And excuses will definitely mess things up. If possible be a bit early, this will boost your impression.
I read a book on personality development (By Liel Lowndes). It stressed on the fact that a good posture says a lot about you. Confidence, reliability and a lot more.
This is a old one! Clothes also play a crucial part at any time. Dress according to the occasion and dress well. Mostly a good brand will do the trick, but then again wear what you are comfortable in.
Being a good listener, is a good habbit is not as complicated as most people think it is. Give the other person a fair chance to talk, it may make him happy. (And if it is a girl you may have no options but to shut up and listen)
A smile can do wonders, trust me. Instead of saying why it helps I rather focus on how to smile. Make sure your smile is as genuine as possible. There is no need to keep the ends of your lips miles apart, just a simple smile will do the trick. And there is also no need to smile 10 times a minute, a quick smile occasionally will be good.
Keep your topic focused on the meeting (especially if it is related to business). Do NOT stray to how your maid broke her finger (This has actually happened to me, haha).
You do not have to change yourself to impress someone. It is difficult to talk freely with a put-on and most probably the opposite person will realize it.
Do you agree with these pointers? Did I miss any? Which one do you think is most essential? Feel free to comment below.
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