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First Impression Counts or Why You Should Put Your Best Foot Forward?

It has been said that first impression could make or unmake you. Why is first impression important? put best foot forward

Perhaps it could be answered by one of the best quotes I read about the power of first impression: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”

If you are in business, or in your first date, on your first sales presentation, on a first business deals, make sure to give a good first impression. Why? Because first impression counts.

When you have a business, for example, it is important to give a good first impression to customers. You can only sell more by communicating to the customers about the quality of your  products or services; your excellent customer service, or that you will always go the extra mile for your customers.

First impression rules. Perception is reality. That is why if the customers perceive you to be somebody  that could not be trusted, then they will think of your products or services of being of  poor quality.

This means that you must put your best food forward at first contact with the customers. You must establish yourself as a trusted source.

How would you do it? By putting your best foot forward. It means to act or appear at one’s best; to try to make a good impression.

What is true in business is also true in relationships, in your first date, in your first sales presentation, in your making friends, ad infinitum.

When you apply for a job, the same principle applies. You should create a good first impression to the interviewer or manager. You dress  smart for you to look decent. During the interview, you speak clearly and answer the questions in a convincing manner. Remember that you are selling yourself. So, put your best foot forward.

The general rule is: Always put your best foot forward whenever you meet someone for the first time. Create a good first impression. Because first impressions counts, and it is usually lasting.

* source of image: mypicks.efikim.co.uk


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5 Comments

  1. This is very true, first impression is very important especially in doing business transactions. We only have one chance to create that first impression to our clients, so we should always be prepared and foot our best foot forward. However, we should also be consistent in all our dealings with our clients. This would help in maintaining our business with them.

  2. Hi Eli,

    Excellent post as usual.

    Thought I’d drop by and let you know I’m still out here.

    Hope this finds you well.

    Mike

  3. Mike, it’s nice to read a comment from you once again. I appreciate your visiting my blog.

    Yes, I know you are still there, as I visit your blog often, though I don’t leave comments. I can see that you are very active as a blogger, evidenced by your updated post, sometimes on a daily frequency.

    Hope you are fine and well, as always. Cheers!

  4. Hi! This is such a great article and I am sure a lot of entrepreneurs are going to benefit from this. I have been giving advice like these to many up and coming business people and have been successful so far. I am Donald Brownlie Fleming, an Australian Entrepreneur, ebook author (Master Selling by Donald Brownlie Fleming) and a Philanthropist. If you have time, maybe you can visit me too.

  5. I totally agree with you that we have to put our best foot forward, always. Especially when one is applying for a job, one’s appearance and disposition creates a lasting impression. Normally, an employer can easily assess if the applicant can do the job by just basing on the first impression. You are right, first impression counts and usually, lasts.

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