How To Make A Great First Impression
When you’re nervous, it shows in the way you’re standing or what you’re doing with your hands. The same goes for when you’re confident. Standing tall and making eye contact shows confidence.
If you need a quick boost of confidence, take a power pose. One great power pose is the wonder woman – your hands on your hips, legs out in a V shape, shoulders and back straight, and chin slightly up.
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You’ve got a lot to pack into those seven seconds to make your impression a positive one.
It indicates that you don’t care about what’s currently happening and you aren’t fully committed or engaged.
Unless you need your phone to demonstrate something, it should not be in your hand.
A good rule of thumb is no open-toed shoes, sleeveless dresses, or clothes that are baggy.
Being late always equals a bad first impression and is one of the hardest mistakes to recover from. When in doubt, show up early.
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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.
Context matters. It gives you cues as to how you should dress, speak, look and behave, in a way that matches the setting you are entering to. That is a key aspects of making a good impression.
Try not to look bored, rude or hostile.
A useful attitude is welcoming, curious and enthusiastic: smile, make eye contact long enough to notice the color of that person’s eyes, sit without crossing your arms or legs. This project a positive, open warm impression.
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