FOLLOW Be aware of the way you speak Speak clearly and with an even tone. Not too loud or too quiet, as you could come across as dominating or shy. Using filler words such as ‘um’ or ‘so’ or filling in gaps with ‘like’ or ‘you know’ will make you seem less knowledgeable. Pay special attention to your usage of the word ‘like’. If you need time to compose your thoughts, simply pause, or restate the question.
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FOLLOW How To Make A Good First Impression
There is no doubt you've heard the adage that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. What many people don't realize is just how important a first impression can be. As a rule, people judge others within the first 3 to 5 seconds of meeting them.
Proper business etiquette Be on time. Dress appropriately for an occasion. Address everyone respectfully, such as by their last name. Maintain eye contact, but do not ... Smile A confident, relaxed smile is the best way to put other people at ease.
Smiling is an important social cue, and that other people will respond to smiles on both a conscious and subliminal level.
Good Manners basics Language. “Please,” “Thank You,” and “You’re Welcome,” demonstrate to others that you value their effort, thought, and/or generosity. Names. Always address others in business by their title (Mr., Mrs., or Ms.) and their last name, unless they request you use a given name or nickname. Attire and Dress. The way a person dresses can demonstrate their respect for whoever they are meeting. Eye Contact. Most people believe that those who do not make eye contact are lying or avoiding something, or that they lack the confidence to interact effectively with other people. Speaking. A clear, well-modulated speaking voice is an important social tool, and contributes to the ease of communication and a good first impression. Handshake. While the handshake should be firm, too much pressure shows a desire to dominate and can be a negative signal. FOLLOW Thin-Slicing
Studies have found that we not only decide if we like someone in the first few seconds, but also that the first impression stays with us.
Thin-slicing is when we take a mental snapshot of someone... Self-Evaluation
Choose ONE word from this list of adjectives or pick your own to fill in the blank. When people first meet me, they think I am_____
Charismatic or boring Outgoing or shy Kind or judgmental Intelligent or weird Open or closed Powerful or weak Engaging or odd Professional or casual Did you pick a positive word? Or a negative word? You have to know where you stand now to move to where you want to be. Ideal Firsts How can you ensure people are judging you accurately and also seeing your best side?
The most important thing to do for giving a good impression is to set your intention. Right now pick your ideal first impression word. When people first meet me, I want them to see me as_______.
FOLLOW First impressions
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 quali... Know your context
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. Adjust your attitude
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. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN