“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” / Will Rogers
One of my favorite business topics to not only talk about, but write about as well is;
How to Make a Great First Impression?
Why you may ask?
Because I believe it is so important in both your personal and professional life to make a good first impression with people.
How you look is how you are perceived.👈👈👈
Show a poor image and I will guarantee you, that is how you will be treated.😬😬😬
And I don’t just mean how you are dressed either.👈👈👈
It is how you treat people, your body language, eye contact, mannerisms, etc.👍👍👍
Think about that date you may have coming up. 😍😍
What are you going to wear? 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
My guess is your very best to make a good impression.🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
How about an upcoming interview or important business meeting?
Are you going to walk into in with your old jeans and t-shirt or are you wearing your power suit and perhaps, your red power tie?❤❤❤
Here are a few of my suggestions on how to make a great first impression:
Smile – yes, I know, smiling was #1 on my last blog, only it’s so important I had to put it as #1 again on this list.
Let’s be honest, I put smiling in as many blogs as I can because THAT’S how important I think smiling is 😉
Never underestimate the power of a nice, genuine smile. 😁😁😁
And it needs to be genuine, otherwise it doesn’t count.
And trust me, people can tell.👈👈👈
Your Presentation – When you look in the mirror before you walk out the door, are you happy with what you see?
Is this the “image” of you that you want to share with the world?
What if today was the day you by-chance meet someone who could change your whole life, is this the image that’s going to do it for you?👈👈👈
Don’t be one of those people I see walking around in their pj’s! Not sure when it became acceptable to walk around in your pj’s and slippers.
Either way, don’t do it because a lot of other people are doing it.😩😩😩
Do you boo, you can do it!
Dress your absolutely BEST✅✅✅
Before you walk out the door, check yourself over in a full length mirror. From head to toe.🥰🥰🥰
Your Image – from head to toe!
Think, do the colors work for you?
I mean, I love the color pink, yet I don’t believe I own one piece of pink clothing!
And that’s pink because quite simply, it doesn’t look good on me.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
I know what colors look good on me,
Just like I know what styles work for me. 👗👗👗👗
Are you clothes in good shape or are they missing buttons?
My motto is this, it is better to have five GREAT outfits than ten soso outfits.
Seriously, especially if I have an important meeting, or meeting someone new, I want to not only look my best I want to FEEL my best!
And in order to do that I have to wear one of my FAVE outfits!Winter Bridal Fashion! (12/9/19)
Body Language – how do you carry yourself?
What vibe are you giving off?
Do you carry yourself with pride?👈👈👈
Is your head up, shoulders back (as we’ve all heard that one from our parents), yet it’s true!
Flashing your beautiful smile 😉
Carry yourself giving off a good vibe?
Or, does your body language say, get the Fucz away from me?
I say that because I see many who’s body language says EXACTLY that👈👈👈
In my business, I am a big observant of other’s behavior, and body language is a big one!
Make sure your body language is the friendly kind☺☺☺
Walk With Purpose – When you walk, do you walk with conviction or do you just kind of stroll along?
And yes, there is a difference.
People with power always walk like they have somewhere to go.🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
A few years ago, I took a class with a woman named Dr. Kim. She was amazing, shared so many great life tips.
One thing that she said stuck with me, actually many things stuck out, but I’m sharing this one now because it goes with the blog.
She said, ‘always walk like you have somewhere important to get to (even if you don’t)’.
Same kind of thing when you walk into a room full of people, you want people to notice you.
Not so much for what you are wearing, more so, for who you are.👈👈👈
Many people call this charisma.
Call it what you want, only in order to make a great first impression, you need to make a statement!
Attitude – “You can’t always have a good day. But, you can always face a bad day with a great attitude!”
People often tell me that they can “feel” my positive energy when they first meet me😍😍😍
Why is that you might ask?
Well, I believe it is a combination of things:
My beautiful smile ☺☺☺
I dress nicely, even when I’m going to the gym, I make sure I look good!
My hair…seriously! People LOVE my hair, I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on it, and it makes people smile 😉
My vibe, which is typically, on a scale of 1-10, about a 9-9 1/2.👈👈👈
It is that high 24/7?
Absolutely not, but that’s a blog for another day!
Just think, when you meet someone for the first time, you want them to walk away thinking, I really like this person and I want to have a personal/business relationship with them.🙋♂️🙋♂️🙋♂️
People who do well in sales know this☝☝☝
Mindset – what is your mindset?
When I look back on my days in the corporate world, I realize I was always searching for something bigger than what I was doing.✔✔✔
I always felt this need to discover, learn and soak-up every bit of knowledge I could get my hands on (this was before the internet).
Back in those days, I went to as many seminars as I could (I would plead with my manager saying attending would make me a much better employee, even though the seminar had zero to do with work).💪💪💪
This is the front page of my Franklin Planner that I literally have had for years☝☝☝
And those two notes were from a two-day seminar I attended with a man named Coach Joe!
He gave everyone in that class those two notes 👈👈👈
How special do you everyone in that class felt upon receiving those?
Pretty damn special I can tell you!
December 6, 2010 – I have so many clippings like this in my book.
So what’s my point of all this?
I have been teaching myself to have the utmost highest mindset I can possible have, and consistently work at it EVERYDAY of keeping it there, and, getting it higher!👈👈👈
If you are just letting any little thing get into your head/mind, you can let a lot of crap in there.
Don’t let that happen.😩😩😩
Keep your mind sharp.
You want a mindset that is not only going to lead you to your dreams, also, be so damn clear that other’s will feel it off of you!
Your Words – What about your words?
When you meet someone for the first time do you have something nice to say?
Compliments always work when meeting someone for the first time if you can’t think of anything else to say.
I mean, who doesn’t love a compliment?
Love your shoes!
You have a great smile 😉
Wonderful meeting you!
I’ve been looking forward to meeting you.
I knew this was going to be a great day!
You get the idea🤗🤗🤗
Lastly, if you need help with your image, contact me today to set up your Image Consulting appointment by e-mailing me at email@example.com today!
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ Be so good they can’t ignore you!