As a woman entrepreneur you will be attending a lot of social parties, business gatherings and networking events. It is important that during these times, people make a good impression of you. Why? You are the face of your business, what people think of you will reflect their attitude towards your business.
Here are some tips on how you can make a first impression that would totally awe the people you meet:
1. Be mindful of your body language. It’s a fact that the people you meet for the first time will pay attention to your body language just as much as they pay attention to the words you say.
People will judge you through your body language before you even open your mouth. So that they won’t hesitate to approach and talk to you, make sure that you always uncross your arms and have an easy, ready smile at all times. This makes you look more relaxed and amiable.
2. Dress appropriately. More people check out a woman’s outfit than a man’s, fact.
Be sure that you wear a dress appropriate for the occasion. Choose something that would complement your personality and boost your confidence.
3. Be unique. You can stand out from the crowd not just by wearing an attention-grabbing outfit, but by making witty and smart conversations.
Instead of sticking to the usual conversation topics, you can fire up a conversation by picking a witty topic and adding some personal touch to it. Try sharing about a funny event that happened on one of the business gatherings you’ve attended or a blooper experience you have had with one of your customers.
4. Pay attention, it’s not just about you. Another important factor of creating a killer first impression is by getting engaged in your discussion with the other person. Take note of his or her name and make sure that you mention it at least once in your conversation. This will make him or her feel that you are interested and that you’ve paid attention.
Throughout your venture as a woman entrepreneur, you will be meeting a lot of people and will be making a lot of connections. And with every person you meet, every connection you make, you only have once chance to make a great first impression. To make every first meeting count, follow the tips provided above on how to make a killer first impression.
Hi! I'm Michelle Christie your online visibility coach, helping business women maximize and monetize their business through strategic planning and brand positioning to create profits.
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