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  • It takes time to really get to know someone.

  • But first impressions often determine whether someone is willing to spend more time learning about you.

  • In fact people's first impressions are made within seven seconds of meeting someone new.

  • The details that someone takes in about you all factored into how they perceive you to be.

  • Whether you ace that job interview or score a second date, all depends on how you project yourself.

  • Here are some tips on how to make a good impression.

  • One, be enthusiastic.

  • Show interest in the person you meet.

  • Don't hold back or be afraid to show that you're excited about something.

  • In fact people often see passion as a charming sign of strength and inspiration.

  • Showing your enthusiasm by smiling or incorporating friendly humor will make you seem approachable and easy going.

  • Two, show respect.

  • People want to feel respected before they reciprocated.

  • Be polite and show manners with please and thank you.

  • And don't just focus your manners towards the person you meet.

  • Make sure to treat everyone around you well, too, as it shows a lot about who you are.

  • For example, if you're out for dinner, be sure to treat your waiters well not only your date.

  • Three, be open to new ideas.

  • Openness is an inviting trait.

  • So give new experiences a shot.

  • You don't have to lie and be enthusiastic about it if you didn't enjoy it.

  • But let people know that you're willing to try something new with them.

  • This will also encourage them to be open to your suggestions as well.

  • Engaging in new activity together is a great conversation starter and can create a sense of closeness.

  • Four, be positive.

  • Although life can be challenging, if you're able to make every moment count and find the good even within the bad, people will be drawn to your resilience.

  • You shouldn't be a blind optimist.

  • But having a positive outlook despite any hardships makes you seem dependable.

  • Five, realize it's not all about you.

  • It's great to show off your strengths when meeting someone new.

  • But people also like to see a degree of humility.

  • Because it shows that you understand there's always room for improvement.

  • There's a difference between confidence and self-centeredness.

  • To avoid seeming conceited, focus on larger concerns in the world.

  • And be sure you're letting the other person participate equally in the conversation.

  • Six, try to avoid the bad days.

  • Timing plays an important role.

  • And while there's only so much we can control, if something unfortunate happens that deeply affects you, you're not obliged to follow through with a scheduled meeting on the same day.

  • Instead you can bring up the issue and set up another time.

  • Let them know your time with them is valuable to you.

  • So you don't want to let unfavorable aspects of your life to affect them or make them uncomfortable.

  • It'll show wise judgment on your part and demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively.

  • Seven, pay attention to your body language.

  • Body language has four times the influence on first impressions than the words that come out of your mouth.

  • It's important to be aware of the way you present yourself.

  • Make sure your posture is good.

  • Make strong eye contact.

  • And lean forward to express interest.

  • It's not the end of the world if you don't make a good first impression even if you meet with someone important.

  • But don't feel like you have to be someone else.

  • There will always be more opportunities to connect with other people.

  • What do you do that helps you make a good impression?

  • Have you noticed anything other people do that leaves a good or bad impression on you?

  • Feel free to share in the comments below.

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  • Thanks for watching.

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