Your first impression may very well be your last impression if not properly executed. Here are some points to remember:

  • Be on time- Arriving early is much better that arriving late, hands down, and is the first step in creating a great first impression.
  • Be yourself, Be at ease-If you are calm and confident, so the other person will feel more at ease, and so have a solid foundation for making that first impression a good one.
  • Have a winning smile-A warm and confident smile will put both you and the other person at ease.
  • Be positive- Project a positive attitude, even in the face of criticism or in the case of nervousness.
  • Be courteous and attentive-It goes without saying that good manners and polite, attentive and courteous behavior help make a good first impression.

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You have just a few seconds to make a good first impression and it’s almost impossible ever to change it. So it’s worth giving each new encounter your best shot. Much of what you need to do to make a good impression is common sense. But with a little extra thought and preparation, you can hone your intuitive style and make every first impression not just good but great.

sources: Howcast and Mindtools