We all have heard the “first impression is the last impression.” The impression that you create leaves an imprint in the minds of all even it’s a formal or informal meeting.
It only takes just a couple of minutes to create an impression before others while people expect you to create a proper impression by presenting yourself in the best way of you. A bad impression can results in a job, friend or a life partner.
Here are some tips that might prevent you from presenting yourself as someone cheeky or impudent after the first meeting:
- Always Go For A Firm Handshake
If you have a weak handshake, it depicts that you are shy or careless person who also lacks self-confidence. Just have a firm handshake which isn’t too long. Another mistake people tend to make is holding someone’s hand for long. You shouldn’t hold other’s hand for more than two-three seconds.
- Place Your Hands In The Correct Position
You should sit straight without fidgeting with your hands when you’re going for an interview. Remember to place your hands on the table, do not play with your fingers or squeeze your and avoid keeping your hands inside your pockets.
- Don’t Talk With A Chewing Gum
You look arrogant and childish if you chewing gum while talking. You should avoid doing that when you are going to an interview or talking to your elders. It will make no harm when you do it occasionally.
- Don’t Avoid Eye Contact
When you make eye contact while talking to the person in front of you, it depicts that you are to be more confident. If you avoid the eye-contact, it makes you look dumb and less attentive. When people tend to lie or trying to hide something they avoid eye-contact.
- Don’t Let You Hair Twirl
Women usually play with their hair hundred times a day. But, when you do it while having a serious conversation, it makes you look disinterested and leads to an uncomfortable situation for all. It’s a clear sign to tell that you are interested in flirting with the person you’re talking to. It’s a symptom of obsession.
- Have Interesting Things To Talk About
You need to have a proper conversation which includes an interesting topic, listening to what the other person has to say, and speaking in a confident manner and mainly you should avoid jabbering. Listen carefully and then you speak properly. Remember to avoid things that make a first conversation uncomfortable.
- Appreciate Privacy
You should not invade the personal space of the person you are talking to. Do not make the other person to discomfiture by standing too close as it makes you seem to be aggressive. Standing too far also shows that you are not interested in having a conversation, so manage to maintain a proper distance between your partner and yourself.
- Avoid Creating A Ruckus
You should avoid certain habits such as clicking your tongue, tapping your foot, and cracking your knuckles as they distract people around you and certainly do not give a good impression of you. It shows that you look nervous and impatient. You can relieve you of stress by cracking of knuckles, but it creates annoying noise and is also not good for your knuckles.
- Don’t Check Your Phone All The Time
It is rude and impolite if you check the time or your phone while having a conversation with someone. It shows that you are bored of the conversation and want to leave as soon as possible. It is also distracting for the person who is trying to spark up a conversation.
- Remember Names
You should remember the names of the people you are addressing as it can be embarrassing for you, as well as annoying for the other person. Do not forget their name if you want to show that you are interested in talking to the person.
- Punctuality Is The Key
If you are late all the time, it creates a very wrong impression of them. They cannot realize the importance of time and do not appreciate the value of others’ time. You do not need to rush and you show your interest in the work you are supposed to do if you are punctual and it shows the lack of adherence.
- Dress Smartly
Always dress up in a refined and a smart manner as you can judge someone by the way they present themselves. Dressing in the correct manner, which suits the time and situation, creates a positive impression on everyone. You show your lifestyle and taste by the way you dress often.