Nail your first impression.
People say that if you want to be remembered, you have to make a great first impression. This has always been everyone’s goal. It is easy to say that it can be done, but in reality, it is as challenging as say, getting a perfect score in a test. While it is doable, it also takes work and preparation.
We are all a work in progress but to give you an edge, here are some easy to follow tips to make a great impression:
One of the best ways to be remembered and stand out is dressing well to impress. You don’t have to buy something fancy and expensive, only that it is appropriate where you are going (be it a party or a job interview, for example), it fits you well, clean and ironed. How you carry yourself on your dress is also a significant factor.
A genuine smile shows kindness, and it tells people you are friendly and approachable. Besides, when you smile, it hides your nervousness and other feelings, even when in reality, you are probably shaking in your boots. It’s normal but keep in mind that you can always take control of your emotions. Show a brave face.
Interested people are easy to spot and hard to forget. During a job interview, ask questions when appropriate and share stories/experience where it applies. In a party, be interested in making friends and mingle. The little things others often take for granted are the same things that will give you the edge. In short, be hard to forget.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing and whoever you are with, be present. Focus. Pay attention. There is nothing more lame than a person whose mind is somewhere else. Perhaps, if you do this, you will be remembered, but not in a good way.
Don’t pretend to be anyone else to please people or to make an impression that you think will last or will be a good one. Be yourself, be true to who you are. There is nothing more genuine and more impressive than being the person you are at all time, whoever you are with.
Remember, no tricks and tips will ever work if you are not yourself and you don’t bring your A-game.
Ready to impress yet?