It does not take long for someone to have an impression of you; maybe three seconds would do. To make a great first impression here are three critical factors.
- Be on time — In today’s world of someone doing their own thing, punctuality is still important if you want to make a good first impression. Respecting your audiences’ time will always work in your favor.
- Dress for Success — A great rule of thumb is to dress professionally at all times. Suit and tie or a well matched sport jacket shirt and tie. Yes I know about business casual. Unless you know that is appropriate, dress up, for you can always dress down by removing your tie or jacket. However, if you do not have it you cannot dress up.
- Smile — It is the counter sign of Friendship – A sincere smile makes you friendly and the audience will respond in a positive way.