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  • What kind of an impression you hold of this person?
  • Making first impression your Best impression completely depends on readiness of an individual to put his best foot forward in any kind of situation, it is about presenting self with confidence and there is only one shot and no retake.Personally I believe one should give time to understand others, gather sufficient data points before forming an impression which is lasting one, rejecting/dis-approving someone basis first appearance, looks, first conversation is completely wrong.
  • But that does not mean that you should display your fake attitude. Just be yourself and flaunt the original you!GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION?A young doctor was just setting up his first office when hissecretary told him there was a man to see him. The doctorwanted to make a good first impression by having the manthink he was successful and very busy. He told his secretaryto show the man in.At that moment, the doctor picked up the telephone andpretended to be having a conversation with a patient. Theman waited until the "conversation" was over. Then, thedoctor put the telephone down and asked, "Can I help you?"To which the man replied, "No, I'm just here to connect yourtelephone."
  • “It takes 15 muscles to smile and 37 to frown!” So save energy and Smile
  • There is no doubt that your first impression is very important and most of the time you get only one chance to make that knocking impact. It is also true that usually you do not get another chance to rectify your first impression. However, if you are lucky enough to get another chance, hold that with both hands and make an everlasting impact. Here, there are two types of people you meet …people at your workplace, people in your family and those with whom you meet occasionally, once in a year or so…one should take care of that. I only like to say, that it is very important to know the type of person you are going to meet and what type of future you are looking forward, involving that person in your life; so based on that…one should be prepared.
  • Looks are deceiving, but trust me; it hardly takes 8 to 50 seconds to form a lasting impression about the person whom we meet for the very first time in our life. It may be on the basis of his looks, his attire, way of talking, sitting or just by looking at his body movements. So why not give some time on these aspects, which though look small, but play a critical role in crafting our overall expression in front of the other person?
  • What we say? = 7%How we say it? = 38%Non Verbal Behaviour? = 55%“Learn to look happier, less pinched and smile more
  • Making first impression

    1. 1. •It takes just a quickglance, maybe threeseconds, for someone toevaluate you when youmeet for the first time.•Opinion is formed basedon your appearance,your body language,your mannerisms, andhow you are dressed.
    2. 2. With every new encounter, you are evaluated and yet another persons impression of you is formed. Once formed, never forgotten!
    3. 3. How to create good first Impression?
    4. 4. Get to Know the Real You
    5. 5. Present YourselfAppropriately
    6. 6. and the world smiles too
    7. 7. Be on Time
    8. 8. Act As If You Are Meeting A Friend
    9. 9. Be Positive
    10. 10. • Carrying Yourself• Your Dress-up• Express yourself-Voice• Your Body Language• Your Behavior• Your Communication
    11. 11. •Hair – clean and neat•Uniform – clean, pressed and proper fit•Details – no missing buttons•Hands – clean, manicured fingernails•Smell – little or no perfume; no cigarette odor•Footwear – Clean Socks, Polished Shoes Looking good is good for you
    12. 12. Keep Your Body Language Open
    13. 13. First Impressions - Body languagePositive Signals: Negative Signals:• Upright posture • Slouching• Good eye contact • Avoiding eye contact• Using „your‟ space • Fidgeting• Open gestures • Touching face/hair• Stillness • Defensive gestures• Active listening • Frowning
    14. 14.  Be Courteous  Use words like Thank you, Sorry and Please  Answer the questions Listen Carefully “We have two ears and just one mouth, so perhaps we should listen twice as much as we talk!”
    15. 15.  What we say? Use simple and Polite words How we say it? Slow down... Lower your voice
    16. 16.  Cheerfully greet the person  Smile  Energy Use of proper greeting  Greet based on Time of the day  Use of Namaste
    17. 17. “Actions speak louder than Words” And “You only have onechance to make a good first impression.”
    18. 18. So, Next Time, When you meet someone new Smile and greet them Feel Comfortable Start talking to them