Let’s face it – every time we meet someone the first thing we do is a visual profile. Whether we realize it or not, we do a glance of what they are wearing, their hygiene, perhaps their hair / haircut. Before the person even says a word, we already have an idea on our minds of wether we will like this person or not.
For this reason, when you want to make a memorable first impression, it is very important to be on top of your game, not just on the way you speak, but the way you dress.
For too many men, dressing well is a quality they feel they don’t need and it’s not important. They think people should like them for who they truly are, and they shouldn’t try to impress anyone. Most likely, these are the people with zero ambition, play video games, watch every fucking football game, and eat cold pizza with their roommates.
If you really want to make a memorable first impression, be ready to follow these 5 steps:
1) Dress Well
Just like I mentioned in the intro, dressing well is one of the most important, if not the most important steps of all. You must dress well, because the way you speak is not the first thing people see. Dressing well, especially as a male, is what separates you from the crowd. What do we assume about people that stand out? We assume that they are important. Good things come from dressing well, period.
2) Formal Greeting
When you meet someone, make eye contact and have a firm handshake. This shows respect and professionalism. Nowadays, many people greet someone by raising their head. I can go on by trying to explain why that isn’t okay, but I hope everyone can figure it out on their own.
Be respectful and have good manners. A lot of this involves putting other peoples needs first.
4) Non-verval communication
Your non-verbal communication is what will speak louder. Always deliver yourself with confidence. Be mindful of how you stand, sit, and move your hands. People will pick up your non-verbal communications and make a final judgement on you. One of the best non-verbal things you can do is smile.
5) Keep them wanting more
When you leave the room, you want other people to want more of you. Add some uniqueness in your style or delivery that will set you apart. When you speak, say enough, but never more.