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Search for common ground

We tend to like people who are a little bit similar to us.

Start with your shared environment, ike commenting on the weather or something you notice in your surroundings, then move to facts, ike the reason you’re gathering or a recent news story. You’re likely to find something you both connect with.

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People always remember how you made them feel.

In less than one-tenth of a second of seeing someone for the first time, our brain processes information about the person’s face—which leads to quick conclusions about a new acquaintance’s qualities, including trustworthiness, competency, friendliness, honesty and morality.

Try not to look bored, rude or hostile.

If you’re constantly worried about whether or not you’re doing or saying the right thing, you could appear insincere or too strategic.

It’s important to first consider where you are trying to make a good impression—whether it’s a formal job interview or a dinner date. 

While appearing overly fatigued might not be an accurate portrayal of who you are, it can adversely contribute to people’s first impression of you.

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