You only get one chance at a first impression . It doesn’t matter what the circumstance might be. Professional, personal or just a casual introduction.
You never know how a “chance encounter or meeting” might end up being an integral part of your life at some point in the future.
Here are a few basic things to remember when you meet a person for the first time:
- Eye Contact:
Eyes are the portals to your soul. They also forecast a person’s overall respect level for others, confidence, & overall energy.
A friendly face is always more inviting than a scowl or stare.
- Don’t Sit, Stand up:
Respect yourself and others by standing up to greet someone, regardless of gender or age. It is simply the right thing to do.
- A Proper Handshake:
A handshake is the first physical demonstration you have with another person. Match the firmness of the handshake to that of the person you are greeting. A handshake can exude personal confidence and respect for the other person.
A positive first impression can forge lasting relationships and friendships to come.
That’s the bottomline…
“Change…Part Nature…Part Opportunity”