There’s a saying that has been around for like 100 years: “You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.” (Will Rogers)
How true it is still today! So it’s important to knock it out of the park the first chance you are at bat. And like most cues for success, it does need some preparation. Here are five ways to make a killer impression.
1. Prepare your body and mind. These two things are so simple and just plain sensible that you might neglect to practice and prepare them. When it comes to your body, your posture is of the utmost importance. Stand up straight (of course) and exude confidence. And prepare your mind to speak to strangers. Be ready to look someone right in the eyes and make a connection. This can be practiced on family members or friends or strangers when you go to get your coffee! Again, it’s about confidence and impressing that person with an air of “I’m about something!”