6 Tips to Make a Great First ImpressionLUX Admin | 28 April 2017
“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
We sometimes forget the importance of first impressions and can take meeting someone new for granted. In this way one might end up missing a fantastic opportunity, so it is of great value to think about what one should or shouldn’t do when meeting someone new. Researchers have identified that first impressions are in fact, formed within the first seven seconds of meeting someone for the first time.
Lux ladies are aware of importance of making a great first impression. One should always remember that when one meet someone, be it a potential employer, business partner or a person with common interests, the person immediately takes notice of little give-away signs such as your smile, your handshake and how you present yourself. In this way the person can deduct right away whether they already like you, trust you or would like to deal with you further or not.
Taking Maya Angelou’s quote into consideration, you need to realise that how you make a person feel during your conversation with them is key and therefore should be your main focus from the beginning.
Here are 6 tips that will help you make a great impression:
- Be mindful of your appearance
Making use of the House of Lux beauty tips is one way to make your first impression count. Taking good care of your skin and outer appearance is a good way to start. The way you look - your clothing, hair, accessories, choice of fragrance, etc. - will put you in a better position to make an everlasting first impression! Your signature fragrance plays an important part when it comes to making a great first impression and will also affirm your presence during your meeting.
- Be on time
Time is of the essence and being punctual is essential when you are looking to make a great first impression. Always give yourself sufficient time –meaning leave an hour or two before your meeting- just in case you run in to heavy traffic or struggle to find parking. The most important thing is time-keeping and punctuality and this will score you some points with the person you are meeting for the first time.
- Be aware of your body language
As confident as you think you might be, your body language tells a lot at first glance. Research suggests that body language is more influential than anything that you say when it comes to first impressions. Exchanging genuine smiles, making eye contact and producing a firm handshake is also essential. So put your best foot forward and strut your stuff with confidence!
- Turn off your cell phone
Before you meet with someone for the first time, make sure that you turn off your cell phone! Do not put it on vibrate or silent, turn it completely off to avoid distractions. Nothing kills a great first impression than a cell phone that constantly vibrates and you checking your text messages every now and then.
- Pay attention
Although this tip is not far behind the one preceding, it is very important to pay attention at all times when it comes to making a great first impression. Be attentive and maintain consistent body language throughout the conversation to show you are interested in what the next person has to say.
- Be yourself
The most common thing about first impressions is that both parties tend to feel a bit anxious during the first meeting. Always reassure yourself of how good you are and be comfortable in your own skin. The reality is, the more relaxed you are, and the next person will feel at ease as well.
Great first impressions depend on how you see yourself and how your self-esteem is interpreted by those you meet. Use these tips for your next meeting, take deep breaths and show your Lux lady side!
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