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Making a good first impression

What ideas do you have for making a good first impression? - by Seth
What ideas do you have for making a good first impression?
Here is a list of ten items to help you make a good first impression:
  1. Prepared
  2. On time for the appointment
  3. Dressed appropriately
  4. Grooming, oral hygiene
  5. Professional greeting
  6. Comfortable level of eye contact
  7. Effective handshake
  8. Positive body language
  9. Remembering and proper use of prospect's name
  10. Well-chosen Approach [curiosity, introduction, etc.)
- by AZBroker
Here is a list of ten items to help you make a good first impression:
  1. Prepared
  2. On time for the appointment
  3. Dressed appropriately
  4. Grooming, oral hygiene
  5. Professional greeting
  6. Comfortable level of eye contact
  7. Effective handshake
  8. Positive body language
  9. Remembering and proper use of prospect's name
  10. Well-chosen Approach [curiosity, introduction, etc.)
I'm impressed. ;bg - by Seth
Adding to #1 on AZBroker's list, "Be Prepared"...
One way of making an excellent first impression is to learn something a bit personal about the person you're meeting... You can usually do this with help from the web.

For example, suppose you find out your contact is very proud of his or her daughter, who is going to college on a basketball scholarship. Find out how many points she scored last season, or last night's game and tell him/her that you read about her success.

Not only do you put your contact at ease, you do so in a way that will encourage him or her to be a bit more upfront in his/her conversation. - by Coda1108
Alwyas be on time, thats the first thing you can do to impress your client - by mtajim
I agree, the most important thing is to be on time. It is also very important to have done some research into the company that you are visiting so that you can at least bring that up into the conversation. - by jimberan
Tell them what you are going to do for them.

Do it!!!:thu - by job ready strategist
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