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?
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.
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