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How to make First Impression<br />KAMALAKKANNAN G<br />DMS – SOM<br />PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY<br />
Impression is Important<br />4 Seconds – enough to make a first Impression<br />4 Minutes – enough to make a lasting impression<br /> Making a good impression will set any relationship off on a good foot.<br /> 7 Steps to make a Positive Impression are just 7 Clicks away…<br />
1. Dress<br />what is seen from a distance, and the <br />impression cannot be changed throughout<br />your meeting<br />absolute first impression you will make on someone will be through your clothing<br />Impression Maker - dress according to the situation<br />if you aren't sure ask your best friends for an honest opinion<br />
2. Hygiene<br />must be fully bathed and groomed before <br /> you meet with someone for the first time<br />scruffy looking people generally don't seem as neat and mature<br />keep your breath always fresh, keep a pack of mint gum with you wherever you go<br />if you sweat heavily, keep a small stick of deodorant close<br />
3. Manners<br />be civilized, polite and respectful<br />wish everyone you communicate and give a warm handshake<br />keep your elbows off of the table, open doors for people and address everyone-initially by their formal title<br />this will make a good impression on senior citizens, because you will prove that you are keen in respecting others<br />
4. Speech<br />have clean, clear diction and speak sans<br /> "like" or "you know“<br />be articulate because that inspires a feeling of intelligence and education in the person you are meeting with<br />make sure to speak loud enough for all to hear<br />
5. Discretion<br />choose what to share about yourself<br />try to withhold from conversations on personal subjects like religion or controversial topics<br />before you speak, think about the possible impact of what you might say, then imagine its effects in the long run<br />
6. Humour<br />humour can be your most powerful tool or<br /> your doom, because everyone has a slightly different sense of humour<br />try to withhold from any jokes that aren't family or dinner table friendly<br />a humour might be hilarious to you might seem disgusting to another, so try to have a business humours not personal nor political<br />
7. Start and End with a Bang<br />whoever you are meeting with will <br /> remember how you greet them, and then in what manner you left them<br /> if you feel you have trouble with this, practice a few different phrases like: "pleased to meet you," or "honoured to make your acquaintance“<br />last impression is the lasting impression<br />