Every one of us wants to be in business, yet we seem clueless when it comes to making crucial first impression. But at one point we all have met someone who has impressed us and who we wanted to do business with, sometimes even without giving a second thought. That’s how effective positive first impression can be. So what did we notice in them that made us fall for? Most probably they had the following points in common.
They had dressed to impress us. Not necessarily it should have been the Armani suits, but still were dressed modestly and accordingly that we loved them for the event.
They communicated effectively with us. Of course everyone knows how to speak clearly but had we not comprehend what they had to say, we would have easily taken no notice of them.
Their humour did set the mood. Yes, Humour worked when it was made sure to be prudent. They played it safe by keeping their jokes to themselves.
They didn’t blow their own trumpet, let us hog the spotlight and bask in it. It helped us to know more about the person we wanted to be in business with.
Well, lot other things as well. We may have fallen in love with their smile, the way they carried themselves or just even the firm handshake. Every details count and however cliché it may sound, it’s true that you don’t get a second chance to make that first crucial impression.
P.S. I didn’t blow up my comment of secrets being funny. And this post was just a comment on one of the London Bloggers competition.