4 Ways to make a good first impression

June 20, 2018

Most people would agree that making a first impression can have a lasting effect, and that a good first impression makes you more memorable.

To get it right and make sure that everyone notices you, in a positive way, here are four ways you can make a great first impression:

Dress the part

Not only does dressing in comfortable and smart clothing make you feel confident, but also sends the signal that you are serious about your appearance and care about how others will see you.

Aim to dress for the crowd you want to impress.

Fake it until you make it

Everyone loves confidence. You might be terrified on the inside, but if you make it look like you know what you are doing, everyone will believe in you.

It’s easier to talk to people who appear to believe in themselves and so giving off an impression of self-confidence is key.

Be approachable

Introducing yourself with a firm handshake and a warm smile can help people get to know you, and make you seem easier to talk to.

Everyone likes being around the warm, easy-to-get-along-with person in the room.

Stand out, keep trying

How someone looks, how they act and how confident they appear is what will stay in a person’s memory long after they have met them.

You won’t always win everyone over at first, but that can be a good thing because it gives you a chance to improve, and this is how you gain confidence.

And, confidence is how you make that first impression last, long after you have left the room.