You only get one chance to make that all-important first impression. So, as the saying goes,‘You better make it count!’
‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is another common piece of advice, but do we listen? Research shows that we make up our minds about someone in the first seven seconds of meeting them. On a daily basis, we consciously and unconsciously make decisions based on these seven seconds. This plays a major role in the corporate world. From the very first encounter with a person, you can gauge his character, professional attitude and competence. And just as you would judge your employees, your business partners and your associates in the very first meeting, you can be sure that they are judging you and your business.
Here are some top tips for making that all-important positive first impression: