4 Easy Smart Ways To Make a Fantastic First Impression

Let’s be honest. When you meet someone for the first time, doesn’t that first impression made leave a lasting impression on you? Even though I don’t base my overall impression of someone on the first moment I meet someone, I do admit that the first 10 seconds of me interacting with someone definitely leaves a lasting impression on me.

So if you are going for that next job, have an important business meeting or just meeting someone for the first time, here are 4 easy, smart reminders to make a  fantastic first impression.

4 Easy, Smart Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression

  1. Stand Up Tall. Shoulders Back. Walk Into the Room With Confidence: When you are walking into the room where you will be meeting someone, be aware of your posture! It is going to make a huge impression on someone how you walk into the room and carry yourself. So be aware of this and stand up tall with your shoulders back and walk into that room with confidence. You have got this!
  2. Get and Maintain Eye Contact:  Okay, so now you have walked into the room and you see the person you are to meet.  A great way to make an awesome first impression is to make and maintain eye contact.  A big thing with trusting someone is that a person will look you in the eye. So when talking with someone, do your best to talk with them, not at them. Got it? You can do it.
  3. Firm and Warm Handshake:  A great way to leave an awesome first impression is to greet someone warmly! Extend your hand and give a warm and firm handshake.  It’s definitely something that is very courteous and gets the meet-up going in the absolutely right direction.
  4. Smile: This may seem like an easy one, but when you meet someone for the first time, be sure to smile! Be friendly. It will leave such an amazing first impression for sure!

Easy stuff right? Just remember, make a great first impression and it will leave an awesome lasting impression!

I would love to hear your thoughts on things you have experienced. What positive things do you want to see from someone when you meet them for the first time? Do the tips I indicate above and in the video resonate with you? I would love to hear from you!



2016-11-11T11:55:56-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|2 Comments


  1. Jane July 6, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I admit that it’s pretty easy to see someone and be tempted to make a final assessment on the the first glimpse, but I have worked very hard to adjust my first impression toward the positive. In fact, I work hard to do this because I know that every word of what you’ve written today is true. We never get a second chance to make a first impression. Thankfully the first impression can dissolve into obsolescence if given enough time for a comeback.

    I like the advice in your post. There are many things we can’t change, but these tips are easily done and, in fact, we can do them all the time. Practice by pretending we are always making that first impression.

  2. Terri Klass July 6, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Fantastic video and tips Cynthia!

    For me, the most important way to make a good first impression is to make someone feel at ease and comfortable. I have found through the years that when people feel sincerity and that you care they are more willing to give you a chance and share their thoughts. So what I do is ask lots of questions and allow them to present their thoughts.

    Thanks Cynthia!

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