There is an old saying Â'you Â-never a second chance to make a first impression. I Dona't really know if it's true or not. Many old clichÃ © s have a way to hang around for years and people rarely questioned. The point is, first impressions are important, especially in the business.
In his personal life if you make a poor first impression on a new friend or a member of the opposite sex wonÂ't probably cost you your job or suddenly as in the ranks of the unemployed. However, having a bad first impression in business you can create a stigma that can be hard to shake.
1. Why are first impressions so important? When we meet someone who will judge us (good or bad) on a number of factors:
- Its appearance physical
- How are dresses
- Your position
- Your ability to communicate (speak articulately and listening actively)
- Your social intercourse
- Are they friendly
- Your smile
- The sending nonverbal gestures (positive, negative, consistent)
- His eye contact
- What resonates
People filter all the above through its own single filter of mental perception and reach some conclusions: (these are not right or wrong, accurate or inaccurate only how the other person interprets what they see or hear.)
1. I like this person
2. I Dona't as this person.
3. I respect this person
4. I Dona't regarding this person
5. I trust this person
6. I trust this person Dona't
7. I accept this person at face value.
8. I sense some underlying hidden programs.
What are some contributions in a positive or favorable first impression?
- A true smile
- A handshake
- Trust, a body language
- Good posture erect
- Contact with eyes, but not looking
- The ability and willingness to listen
- Good verbal skills and vocabulary
- Clothing suitable for the occasion
- Good personal hygiene
- Asking the other person questions about them (showing interest)
- Maintenance of your ego (the need to look good, manipulate or control) in check
What are some common first impression of the mistakes they make?
1. They talk too much.
2. They act disinterested in the other person.
3. They seem to be nervous in new social / business settings.
4. They have a fall position.
5. They have appropriate eye contact.
6. It Dona't listen.
7. They have a Â'fish-like, limp handshake inspiration.
What kind of first impressions you make on new prospects?
Tim Connor, CSP is an internationally renowned sales, management and leadership speaker, trainer and best selling author. Since 1981 he has given over 3500 presentations in 21 countries on a variety of sales, management, leadership and relationship topics. He is the best selling author of over 60 books including; Soft Sell, ThatÂ’s Life, Peace Of Mind, 91 Challenges Managers Face Today and Your First Year In Sales. He can be reached at email@example.com, 704-895-1230 or visit his website at http://www.timconnor.com
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The first thing I noticed was her huge eyes. I think she is pretty, but it is especially nice. I would not hire someone based on looks! I'm not sure that I am a very good judge of age, but I imagine 17 years of age. Hope This helps. Best wishes.