98% of communication is nonverbal, so making a good first impression is not just about your sparkling personality or character. It’s an essential life skill that you need to master. These are a few things that can help you make a good first impression.
Posture Is Everything.
Good posture creates an aura of confidence and enhances the mind body connection. Plus you look a billion times more attractive when you have good posture (Posture Test: thumbs should always be facing forward, shoulders back).
Wear Things You Feel Comfortable In.
If you feel like a phony in your outfit it shows. Whatever you like is okay, don’t ever let anyone shame you for your style.
Eye Contact & Shaking Hands.
Shake hands like you have life, be firm. Pay attention to people, look at them when you speak. It builds a connection.
Be A Good Listener.
Give your undivided attention to whoever it is you’re speaking to. Connect with them. A great trip would be to paraphrase and repeat, they will feel like you actually care that way.
Put your phone away in social situations. Ask questions (Rule of thumb: feeling questions for girls, problem solving questions for guys). Be present in the moment.
Be Easy To Be Around.
Be yourself, your true authentic self and exude an quiet confidence. No awkward silences. Do, say, feel and express who you are and be respectful of everyone you come in contact with.
I hope with these very easy and practical tips, you’ll be able to put your best foot forward and make good first impressions wherever you go. Until next time.
Yours truly, Chalya.