So you want to Make Good First Impressions in Life?
Well, there are certain things that allow others to decide in the first seven seconds what they think of you. Experts say the first seven seconds are everything! People sum us up in the first seven seconds we meet them which means we really only have 7 seconds to set the tone.
People are looking at two things: 55% is our physical appearance while the rest is non-verbal communication such as eye contact, handshake, and your body language.
Posture is the first indicator of how confident or not we feel. It says so much about us, and most of you know that. That’s why you walk tall and have a steady stride to be attractive to the opposite sex when you walk in a room. Ok, so this is elementary. It’s the number 1 thing people look at first in a candidate, a potential date, or anyone they are considering doing business with or get involved with. They do it consciously and subconsciously.
Before meeting someone important – tilt your head in all four directions over your shoulders over a bit of time (forward, back, left, right), and gently massage your neck. This will help to loosen you up and relax you and make you look more comfortable, or say, less nervous.
When it comes to leaving an impression, nothing about your appearance is off-limits that includes your cleanliness. You also want to be smiling, this shows your confidence.
Only 7% of our communication impact is with our words – that means everything else is nonverbal communication and it’s the second indicator of our confidence. “how” we say and pronounce our words is so important. People judge your education level the moment you begin speaking. Also essential is our body language, facial “expression”, and overall vibe. Your voice must also be strong and confident.
Keep these things in mind when you meet a stranger next time and you’ll definitely see the change in their attitude towards you.