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For Winners Winning is an ART

People skills , and not the technical competence , separate Winners from losers in their business carrier. What we mean by people skill is mainly interpersonal communication skill. In this article we will discuss about “making a fantastic  first impression“.

With every new meeting, you are evaluated and a new impression upon you is created. First impression continues for long and becomes a base for future rapport building. So in your business carrier or social life making a first impression great is definitely important.

To be on time

It’s great to be on time always, but it’s important to maintain time when it’s your first meeting. Reaching early is much better than reaching late and giving an excuse. Mind it the person you are meeting for the first time is no way interested in your good excuses.

Be cool & confident

Staying cool and confident makes the whole atmosphere cool and at ease. The person you are meeting shall also feel comfortable in taking to you.

Presenting the self appropriately

The person you are meeting for the first time does not know you. For him/her your personality means the outer personality. The way she/he talks, the kind of attire, style of language she/he speaks, these things matter a lot. You need not to look like a model, but one must look presentable. Starting with the dress you wear- it should be according to the occasion. If it is a business meeting then a formal corporate attire, if is a social meeting then you have to be more culture specific. Remember You will be remembered the way you carry your self.

Be Courteous and Attentive

Show your best behaviour.You can not bargain for less. Simple courtesies attract attention and makes a good impression of the  person you are. Another important thing is people will take interest in you at the rate you are attentive towards them. So be attentive

A smile costs nothing

Smile and the world will smile. A bright makes the atmosphere easy to talk. But do not take it too far, you may not be taken seriously.

Wear an individuality that suits the person opposite to you

In this regard there is a rule one can follow i:e covertly mirroring at least two classes of behaviour: 1> Body language and 2> vocal style. Body language mirroring is simple and quick to follow. Like sit , move, walk , gesture and holding the head the same way the other person holding. Along with this  body language mirroring includes mirroring the other persons volume, speed or rate of talking and choice of word. This technique of Michael W. Mercer( authour- How Winners Do It) works wonderfully because of the simple fact that that, human beings crave to be around people who seem similar to themselves.

You have just a few seconds to make a good first impression and it’s almost impossible ever to change it. So it’s worth giving each new encounter your best shot. Much of what you need to do to make a good impression is common sense. But with a little extra thought and preparation, you can sharpen your intuitive style and make every first impression not just good but fantastic.

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