This week is all about making a good first impression. Others may say that this topic is unnecessary but we all need a little reminding every now and then. So how do we make a good first impression?
1. Appearance – Let’s face it! We live in a world where everything is judged according to visuals. Don’t get me wrong though. I am not saying that there are “beautiful people” and “ugly people”. What I’m implying is that people judge you by the way you present yourself. How you dress, how you style your hair, even the way you sit and stand says a lot about you. So the next time you step out of the house, take that time to have a second look in the mirror and make sure that you are looking your best. You never know what or who you’ll stumble upon that day – be prepared.
2. Behavior – Next to visuals, people tend to scrutinize the way you act. We are all expected to behave in a socially acceptable way especially in a professional setting. I know that some of you are shaking your heads “Is she saying we should conform and stick to status quo?” I am not. The general rule is to treat people with respect. Be considerate of others and avoid doing things that may insult, embarrass, or hurt them. “Do unto others what you want others do unto you.”