It is just so easy to evaluate a person by just a quick glance especially when seeing that person for the first time. People may will have an idea on what kind of person you are without asking personally based on your demeanor, your mannerisms, your dress, your walk, your talk, and most of all, your body language.
First Impression Lasts.
That is the old saying that we hear all the time since grade school until now. That is why establishing a great impression is so important because you wouldn't know that your first impression will be your trademark to all the people you met for the rest of your life. Would you want to be label as an Arrogant bastard? or a Lame Guy? I know your answer is a big 'of course not!' especially if deep down, you know that it is not true. The thing is, these first impressions can be sometimes impossible to reverse or undo to some other people because they give extreme importance to first impression. For the reason that it is their secret way to know someone deeply.
For that reason, this article will show you how to make a great impression and will be useful whether in your career or social life.
Don't be Late
Punctuality is an easy indicator to know if someone has respect on you. because if that someone gives value on your time and doesn't want you to wait for so long, at the first place he/she will come on time. And besides nobody wants to hear a lame excuses about getting stuck at the traffic and so on and so forth, to a person you will meet for the first time. So if you are that person, cut that habit immediately because you won't know that it might ruin your career or social life someday.
When it comes to making the first impression, body language as well as appearance speaks much louder than words.
Use your body language to project appropriate confidence and self-assurance. Stand tall, smile (of course), make eye contact, greet with a firm handshake. All of this will help you project confidence and encourage both you and the other person to feel better at ease.
Almost everyone gets a little nervous when meeting someone for the first time, which can lead to nervous habits or sweaty palms. But when a person shows confidence and has those qualities, people will find them easier to talk with and much more welcoming.
Have A Sense Of Humor
Of course you cannot make a joke or make people laugh on everything you say if you are not confident on delivering it. Therefore, you must gain confidence first in order for the other people caught your attention.
Dress To Kill
Dress to kill doesn't mean you need to be totally flashy on your outfit. Dress to kill means dress appropriately based on the occassion and the location and make yourself stand out from the crowd through your outfit. So whether you are in a social occassion or a job interview, dress appropriately will give a great impression to other person.
For example that you are invited to attend on a formal party. In order for you to make a great impression, research first the location of the party and analyze what appropraite outfit you'll going to wear that will make you look elegant (since its a formal party) but not so over-dressed. Aside from that, don't wear clothes with printed designs all the time. Wear a plain colored dress instead. Take note that you want people to impress you through your looks and not on your shocking and distracting printed designs outfit.
Show That Bright Smile
To make a great impression, Smile all the time! as in keep on smiling. It will not just show how confident you are but will also show how you are happy and enjoying the situation. Especially when first meeting someone. It's necessary to show warmth, just a meaningful grin will do. Be careful not to transition from a smile to a straight face too quickly, or people will sense you're being fake or that you don't like them. Make sure you let the other person speak too, there is nothing more people hate when someone talks non-stop.