A first impression is like a wonderful smile.
You cannot NOT make a first impression. Think about it.
We form opinions and impressions about people the first time we see or hear them.
People’s perceptions about us Do matter.
In business, we judge people through “What they say”, “How the say it”, “How they dress”, “By the way they answer the phone.” All can be first impressions.
Every contact after that first impressions either supports the initial impression or conflicts with it.
Create a good first impressions and the relationship grows.
Create a bad impression and your relationship with that person will be an uphill battle.
First impressions matter. Do not underestimate the importance of your cover letter, your resumé, an interview, a networking meeting…all could be that ‘first impression.’