How to make a good first impression in any situation

It only takes several seconds to make a first impression which does matter a lot. It has an enormous impact on our relationships, both personal and professional. Making a great first impression at a job interview, networking event, presentation or a romantic date is vital. Given that you have just one chance to make the proper first impression, you need to make sure that it’s powerful and positive.

It’s easy to make great impressions, using simple communication skills. To start with, speak clearly and use all the necessary greetings and polite phrases. Nevertheless, speaking is not enough. Non-verbal communication is crucial for first impression, so pay attention to your body language. If you are nervous, your body will reveal it. Some people, especially celebrities and successful professionals, walk into a room and become leaders without saying a word. You should look like them: fearless, confident and attractive. It is possible if you use appropriate non-verbal signals: stand tall, face the audience, maintain eye contact, control your hands and smile. A confident person is relaxed and sends positive non verbal messages. For example, smiling is the simplest thing to do, and it not only boosts your confidence but also makes other people mirror it, therefore, they start smiling and feeling better too. Sharing positive emotions with people helps develop trust and understanding. Eye contact also makes you look confident, honest and interested. As for gestures, don’t hide your hands. Psychologically, people need to see them to trust you. Hand gestures is another way to win over, although they should be used carefully. Handshake is an international gesture, but you need to practice it so that your handshake conveys confidence and good intentions. The same refers to any gestures used in communication, such as giving a business card or holding a folder.

It’s easy to make great impressions, using simple communication skills. To start with, speak clearly and use all the necessary greetings and polite phrases. Nevertheless, speaking is not enough. Non-verbal communication is crucial for first impression, so pay attention to your body language. If you are nervous, your body will reveal it. Some people, especially celebrities and successful professionals, walk into a room and become leaders without saying a word. You should look like them: fearless, confident and attractive. It is possible if you use appropriate non-verbal signals: stand tall, face the audience, maintain eye contact, control your hands and smile. A confident person is relaxed and sends positive non verbal messages. For example, smiling is the simplest thing to do, and it not only boosts your confidence but also makes other people mirror it, therefore, they start smiling and feeling better too.

Sharing positive emotions with people helps develop trust and understanding. Eye contact also makes you look confident, honest and interested. As for gestures, don’t hide your hands. Psychologically, people need to see them to trust you. Hand gestures is another way to win over, although they should be used carefully. Handshake is an international gesture, but you need to practice it so that your handshake conveys confidence and good intentions. The same refers to any gestures used in communication, such as giving a business card or holding a folder.

First impressions play a vital role in different communication situations. They help build long lasting relationships and influence people. To make sure you get the most of them, learn more rules throughout our programs and courses.

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