So today I am making a blog post about what I discussed on my 1st YouTube video (link is here), and it was all about first impressions. To me, the first time you meet someone means a lot, because so much can happen out of that one moment. That is why I will be giving 5 tips on how to make the best first impression (okay maybe not the best, but it will be decent).
1. Don’t have unrealistic hopes.
To clarify, I mean that you should not have an expectation that this person to be the most amazing human being on this planet. Remember that you can plan a conversation all you want in your head, but in reality you never know what they will actually respond.
2. Be your best self that is still yourself.
If you put on a fake persona from the moment you meet them, two consequences can occur. First of all, most people can see through a fake act, especially if they can sense vibes (like me). Secondly, suppose you and this person like each other from the start and decide to start building a relationship (friendship or romantic). The other person liked your fake persona, not who you really are (not to say that this person won’t), and also if you continue to hang out with that person, you will have to keep up this act, which can become emotionally draining. Instead, pick a quality that you like about yourself and make it stick out. So you impress this person with a trait that you already have inside and in the future, you won’t have to put up a fake persona.
3. Smile (if you would like).
Smiling is a universal symbol of kindness, so showing off your pearly whites can make for a great start to a relationship. But remember, if you do not genuinely smile a lot (like only for pictures), don’t put on an act. If you smile, smile from the heart. A smile can mean a lot when you don’t have words, but luckily, y’all have words to converse with, so the other person will admire you for your personality.
4. Look the part.
If you don’t dress nicely, the other person will most likely be turned away, so wear clothing that make you feel comfortable and confident. Also, in a recent study, it has been said that the first thing a person notices about you is your shoes, so if anything, wear nice shoes (haha).
5. Prepare icebreakers (to prevent from conversation becoming awkward).
This is honestly the most important tip. When meeting someone that you aren’t familiar with, it can be really difficult to have a nice flowing conversation from the start. I have found that once you have attained a rhythm in the conversation, everything falls into place. Here are a few pointers to build conversation:
- Ask questions about their personal lives– and build off of it.
- Reciprocate answers.
- Find what they are interested in and passionate about.
- Have fun with it.
And those are all my tips! I hope you found this article helpful and interesting and let me know down in the comments if this has helped you! Remember to follow my blog, and subscribe to my on my YouTube channel. Namaste and have a great day!