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How to make a good first impression

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Let's start it out by presenting some key factors that can create a good impression with examples when meeting someone new.

In order to make a positive first impression, this all begins by learning to be more confident in the ways you speak and act.


It's typically known that your physical appearance is important in a first interaction. Your physical appeal is tied to your self-esteem and this impacts how you feel about yourself. Improving your appearance by going to the gym or working out in other ways contributes to improving your self-esteem and confidence levels. The reason this is true is because it shows that you're willing to put in the effort to change. Can you imagine your dream guy approaching you? He's probably fit, secure with himself, and confident. How did he get this way? We will now discuss how to be more confident.


Imagine if someone told you just to be confident. In reality, it's nowhere near that easy. The reality is confidence can be developed through actions and experiences. To boost your confidence, you can tell yourself "I got this", but that only goes so far. Positive self-talk is a great way you can trick your brain into being a more confident person.

True confidence is developed through your actions. If you're a person that just sits at home a lot and doesn't interact with others, then it's very unlikely that you will develop high levels of confidence. Attending social interactions and initiating conversations is a great way to boost your confidence. Even if you're an introvert, putting yourself in simpler situations is a great place to start. You can go with your friends to a social situation and also talk with others.

All in all, creating a positive first impression begins by understanding that people need to know and remember you for a specific reason. A great way to demonstrate this is by following the 7/11 rule. The 7/11 rule demonstrates that it takes the first seven seconds of contact to make a first impression. Therefore, these first few moments tend to impact the rest of the interaction.

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