In an attempt to curb the spread of the Coronavirus Disease, the government issued a stay-at-home order. However, in the recent past, various states have gradually lifted the restrictions. Things are slowly going back to normal and after what felt like eternity, you can finally go out again. While you step out after the long wait, you want to make a good first impression. These five tips that will help you do exactly that.
1. Eye Contact
Eye contact plays a vital role in every conversation. Instead of looking at the floor or looking past the other person, look at them in the eye especially when exchanging greetings. You definitely can’t keep your eyes fixed on them the entire time, which would be staring. To be on the safe side, maintain eye contact for about 50% of the time when it’s your turn to speak, and 70% while listening.
2. Body Language
Your body language speaks volumes about you. Besides maintaining eye contact, pay attention to your body language. Body language entails your posture, using your arms while speaking, and facial expressions. In any conversation, make sure you ooze confidence and be warm. Try the best you can to maintain your composure. It’s absolutely normal to be a bit nervous, but try to keep calm. Even without saying much, you will leave a good impression.
3. Be Careful with Words
If you are meeting someone for the first time, what you say to them might stick forever. Therefore, you need to tread carefully. Before engaging in tough topics, first work on making the other person comfortable. Take some time to know more about them. What games do they play? What do they do during their free time? As you go on, you can gradually move to deeper topics. Be patient and let the conversation flow naturally.
4. Be Courteous
We are in a digital era, and almost everyone owns a smartphone. Although the technology has made our lives better, we are now susceptible to distractions than ever before. Notifications from time to time have become a part of life. However, during your date, you can avoid distractions by turning your phone off, putting it away from you or even turning the airplane mode on. Checking your phone or smart watch comes off as disrespectful and the other person might take offense.
5. Dress Appropriately
Dressing appropriately helps you feel confident. Even if you are not meeting someone new, dress to impress. Pick an outfit depending on the nature of your meeting. For instance, if you are going on a coffee date, you don’t want to look overdressed. Planning your outfit in good time will is always a good idea as opposed to last minute rush. Having picked your outfit, the next thing is picking the appropriate jewelry. Pick pieces that depict your personality, and your look will be complete.
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