What do you want people to think when they meet you for the first time? Do you want them to think your clever and witty? That you are a smart savvy business owner?
It’s important to make a great first impression. You want your personality to shine.
Your goal is to have people remembering who you are and what you do.
The problem is that we don’t get a second opportunity to make a great first impression.
Although I talk about starting and growing your business the topic of making a great first impression when being interviewed is relevant and here’s why.
There are going to be times in your business when you will need to meet face to face with potential clients. It’s important that you dress for success.
The same holds true if you are doing live videos. You want to make sure you are representing your business in the proper light.
When I saw this segment on the Today Show I thought it would be perfect for writing a blog post.
Here are some tips from LinkedIn career expert Catherine Fisher
First I have to say that I loved watching the show this morning because Howie Mandel is hilarious.
Now that I said that let’s get into the topic of mastering the first impression.
As I’ve mentioned before having a professional photo of yourself is extremely important. You are the face of your business. It’s no surprise that the video started out talking about having a professional photo.
When you watched the video and saw the two women come out, one with her top off the shoulders and the other with long sleeves and a nice necklace who did you think made the better first impression?
You want people paying attention to what you are saying and not what you are wearing.
Although the segment talked about going on an interview you can certainly apply these tips to your business.
If you want more tips on making a great first impression check out this post and infographic: http://toninelsonmeansbusiness.com/are-you-making-the-best-first-impressions-in-your-business/
There’s so much to learn and understand when you have your own business.
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