It’s OK to admit it, we all want to be liked. Like it or not. I remember at school, all I wanted was to be able to fit in, that was hard enough. Everybody wants to be create a good impression when meeting new people, be it your man’s family eeeak, employers, work collogues etc. It can be pretty daunting, especially if your quite shy at heart or you get tongue tied when speaking to new people (been there lol) Here are a few tips to set you on the right path to create a great first impression.
Firstly make a good first impression on everybody you meet. First impressions can make you or break you a lot of times, and you want every person you meet to remember you, in a good way of course. Remember you only get one chance to make a first impression. Make eye contact. Don’t look at the floor. When you look at the floor that shows people that your shy and want to be left alone. Keep your head up high and have the confidence to look people straight into their eyes.
Smile! You want to come off as friendly, don’t you? This sounds obvious but trust me some are not great with the smile and think people will take advantage if you appear soft, not always true. Make sure you have good hygiene! Many people will be turned off if you fail this important department. Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day, shower and wash your hair and body often. Some people can’t help to sweat a lot so they are prone to letting off odour especially if its hot. If that is you, invest in deodorant/perfume, but make sure you do not overload on the perfume or people will be turned off on that too.
Good posture is important. The way you hold yourself also gives off a lot about you. If you slouch your shoulders, you won’t look like the most welcoming girl. Make a habit of good poise. Shoulders back, stomach in, and chin tilted up slightly.
All ears. Pay attention to what the other person is saying. Don’t concentrate on yourself so much that you don’t catch the person’s name. Most popular people are depicted as people who only brag about themselves, but trust me this is not true! Speak clearly. No mumbling! When it’s your turn to speak, talk loud and clear, but don’t shout, you don’t want to scare them off lol.
We hope this helps you in a way that you can best represent the real you in a more confidant way.