Whenever we meet new people, we should make the best of the situation and present ourselves right. The first impression matters, don’t you think? It is during this first encounter that other people get an idea of who we are. And most of the time, this first encounter sticks.
If we were rude, the odds are they may not like us back. Sure, you can always do what you can to mend the relationship. But the fact still remains that you were once rude to them. The same thing is also applicable if we were nice to a person that we just met. They will remember us as good persons and continue working on our relationship. This is how strong and powerful the right first impression can be.
In this article, you will learn how to nail that great first impression on other people. With any luck, you might also receive a similar interaction with them.
Wear the Right Clothes
There is a famous saying that goes, ‘The clothes make the man’, and it could not be any truer. Wearing the right type of clothes will make or break any first impression. Don’t believe it? Try going to a job interview wearing sweatpants and flip-flops. No one would take you seriously and it will reflect badly on your character.
So whenever you can, you should always be ready to dress appropriately.In a job interview, for example, wear formal clothes like a suit and tie for the men and dresses or blouses for the women. If you plan to work out and exercise, then you should wear the appropriate gym clothes.
You need to look the part whenever you are going to meet people. For those working at the office, you should wear your corporate uniforms in NZ. Not only will that look good to other people, but it also shows off the professionalism that your company practices.
So groom yourself right, wear the right clothes and shoes, and be ready with a smile on your face.
Be Courteous and Kind
While your appearance may be on point, there is still the matter of having to talk to those people. And this is the most important part of your interaction. Your clothes can only give off such a professional aura, but it is the words you say that will actually seal the deal.
When meeting new people, you should be kind and courteous at all times. Take the time to know them and ask some questions, but nothing too personal, of course. Be wary with what you say, as they may not fully understand your message or what you are trying to convey.
Once all of this is said and done, the only thing left to do is to end on a high note and thank them for their time. If you liked the interaction so much, you can also exchange contact information and pick up where you left off afterwards.
The first impression matters and this article is a great way to brush up your skills and manners. With any luck, you should be able to nail down a great first impression.