13 Habits To Make An Amazing First Impression (Every Time)
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Post on 23-Aug-2014
DESCRIPTIONIt's not hard to make a positive first impression. This article covers 13 habits to help you make friends, create a great social life and make a lasting impression with people.
Habits to Make an Amazing FirstFirst ImpressionImpression (Every Time) 1313 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/6723411369/ Ever wonder why some people just seem to be universally adored? http://www.flickr.com/photos/anirudhkoul/3583105294/http://www.flickr.com/photos/anirudhkoul/3583105294/ They walk in to a party and are an instant hit. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45409431@N00/7968954274/ They seem blessed with an innate charm and charisma. http://www.flickr.com/photos/65294944@N05/7979587929/ But none of us are born social geniuses. http://www.flickr.com/photos/josemanuelerre/4966743207/ ANYONE can learn to consistently make an amazing impression. http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/5761588879/ You just need to practice 13 habits. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iandavidmuir/3591283677/ 1 Smile any time you walk into a room or begin a conversation. http://www.flickr.com/photos/30420396@N03/8315951232/ First impressions are formed in 7 seconds. People begin to form impressions from your attitude and facial expressions. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48253376@N00/1051304225/ 2 Open your body language. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/2573762303/ 1 Uncross your arms and lift your chin. Opening your body will actually make you feel more social. http://www.flickr.com/photos/20935403@N05/5412733912/ 3 Dont wait to be introduced. http://www.flickr.com/photos/99619705@N00/7875826844/ Take the initiative to introduce yourself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/slava/992547455/ Make everyone feel more comfortable by being a part of the conversation. 4 Use people's names. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinprick/86269184/ Remember peoples names and theyll immediately like you. Say someone's name back to them a few times to make it stick. http://www.flickr.com/photos/46944516@N00/5876508577/http://www.flickr.com/photos/46944516@N00/5876508577/ 5 Develop a fascinating way to answer, Where are you from? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ameotoko/4334357860/ Share something about yourself. Let them know something that evokes emotion. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9025932@N08/6947764072/ 6 Develop a fascinating way to answer, What do you do? http://www.flickr.com/photos/aye_shamus/2929888687/ Get in the habit of sharing WHY you chose your job or what you like about it. Give the other person something to relate to. http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfuturedotcom/6053039912/ 7 Ask better questions than Where are you from? (or What do you do?) http://www.flickr.com/photos/46982319@N06/4897239430/ Dig deeper. Ask people if they like their jobs or hometowns. Find out what fires them up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/41346951@N05/9798380975/ 8 Look people in the eye while YOU speak. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/8412713687/ Look people in the eye while you speak and youll captivate them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/15237218@N00/4310918057 9 Dont scan the room or check your phone while listening. http://www.flickr.com/photos/72098626@N00/3564918558/ No one likes feeling like youd rather be somewhere else when you're with them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lobraumeister/3634335319/ 10 Speak louder. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethrader/7727066346/ Using a strong voice will jolt you out of your nerves and will demonstrate confidence to the people around you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/65294944@N05/6389843873/ 11 Keep your inflection down when making statements. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eye2eye/50892860/ Take special care to speak in a way that communicates conviction. Use downward or neutral inflection at the end of your sentences. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosimoes7/3717536433/ 12 Touch people. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightfall404/9599135770/ Research shows it only take 1/40th of a second of physical contact for people to feel a bond with one another. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/3843257921/ 13 Bring fun. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinguino/4081421885/ Be the first to crack a joke and show that you dont always need to appear stuffy. People will adore you for it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwilmore/3208325391/http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwilmore/3208325391/ Want more? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinomara/265689765/ Click it!Click it! T Read the whole story! http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/5198100407/
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