As they say that the very first impression about somebody is the last one about him or her, it is something quite common that being human and social animals, who live in a society surrounded by other people, we all but desire to have a favorable image on others regarding our attributes as well as personality traits. Hence, it is a constant effort on the part of everyone who lives in the society to create a good image on others as that is the beginning and end of everything. In fact, to figure out about an individual is not a big deal and an instant glance of about three seconds is enough for the other person to find out the personality of the other individual concerned, even if the meeting is for the very first time. This happens as a result of observing the person’s appearance as a whole, his or her body language, his or her demeanor, his or her mannerisms and how he or she is dressed up. Even though most of the people believe that it is always possible to alter the impressions of other people, it is something easier said than done, because as put earlier, a first image that other people get, is always something not easy to be changed making it almost impossible for that to take place, and so these first encounters are counted as also the most essential ones since they are the ones, based on which, all the following relationship with that individual depends in the future. If you are among those, who are being plagued with the thought of how to make a good impression, be it in your professional or social life, fret not, as going through the following tips will definitely serve you in your purpose.
- Take care of the factor of being on time: If you are going to meet somebody for the very first time, then it is always a better idea to arrive at the location a few minutes ahead of time than being late for it and for that to happen, one must plan accordingly. If in case, you are late for the meeting, then the other person won’t be interested in listening to the convincing excuse for being late. To avoid being late, one must allow some amount of time for being caught up in a traffic jam or being at the wrong lane accidentally. Being on time to a place always help the individual make a good impression.
- Know how to be calm as well as composed with other people: If we are clumsy, fidgety, nervous or stressed out while meeting someone, then always expect the other individual to behave with you in an equally fidgety way. The best possible way in this is to discover the way how to be your own self and not pretend to be somebody else you are not. If you are at ease with your own self, then know that the other person would also be comfortable in conversing with you and that can be a good way to create a good impression on him or her.
- It all depends on how you present yourself before the other individual: Even though, one does not have to dress up in a very sophisticated manner while meeting someone for the very first time, nonetheless, as said earlier that it is the first image that somebody forms about you, you should at least take enough care to present yourself appropriately because at the end of the day, it is nothing but our physical appearances that matter in these cases. One must first and foremost take caution about the way he or she dresses up before the other person and consider about the dress that he or she must put on for the occasion. As for example, in a business atmosphere, it is a blazer or a suit that one must put on to make a favorable impression on the other individual. Of course, there are a lot of differences based on the country or the culture of the place where the meeting is supposed to take place. Therefore, even this factor must be borne in one’s mind while going for meeting the person.
With the knowledge of all these tried and tested methods, there is no stopping you now from making that much wanted image in the eyes of other people and for you to know how to make a good impression.