MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
Behavior which might be considered acceptable or even unimpeachable in the U.S. may be considered offensive by people with different social rules.
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.
First impressions are like invisible tattoos we imagine for each and every person we meet. While it is possible to change a first impression, it is very difficult to succeed doing this.