Friday, October 9, 2009

Invest In Your First Impression

Mints, Mints & lots of Mints...

I am convinced that first impression is the first step into success.
Some argue about the importance of the first impression and would rather leave things for chance. Well, in the real world there is no such thing called "for chance". Relying on chance may eventually cost you money. For example; in the business field, if you fail to serve a good first impression you could loose a potential customer.

At all times one should be ready to give 5-star impressions; this way a good first impression will always be guaranteed.
We might meet anyone anywhere (it is a small world that we are living in, right?). Once I started my career I noticed this clearly; meeting high ranked people where you least expect them to be.

First impression is a broad term, it includes:
  1. Personal care and hygiene: Make mints your new addiction, keep them everywhere (office, car, pocket..) Keep hair neat and beard under control.
  2. Always wear proper dress attire: Dress to impress! When I am not sure about what to wear in a certain event, I would rather be the only one overdressed than to be the only one underdressed.
  3. Always arrive on time. Tip: Add 7 minutes to your clock so that you will always have some spare time.
  4. Know your audience/ Do a small research about whom you are going to meet (very important in case of presentations and job interviews).
So folks, you only got one first impression; invest in it!

11 comments:

hamatosha said...

I really liked this post, especially this:

Always wear proper dress attire: Dress to impress! When I am not sure about what to wear in a certain event, I would rather be the only one overdressed than to be the only one underdressed.

I should learn to do this more dude :)

Nart Pshegubj said...

Dress to impress, or "Be the first to comment" to impress :p You were faster than FeedBurner! :)

Well I am glad you liked it.
Before a couple of weeks I ran into Sami in Rainbow Street and before a couple of months I saw Lara in City Mall! It is a small world indeed.

Naryat said...

Pal...
Good post, indeed!
:-)
Well said... I guess also that "personal charm" and "charisma" fall under first impression as well!
Every one must be able to leave an effective and un-forgettable memory in other people's minds. Who knows how life will re-join us with any one in the future?

Nart Pshegubj said...

I cannot agree more, charisma would be one of the future 7aleva's :)

First impression is self-explanatory, it is the first; however it lasts for ever. That's why it is worth investing in.

orangee said...

والله إشي يمكن مرات الواحد بنساه من كتر الشغل ...بس حلو إنك ذكرتنا فيه...:)
أنا بوافق على إنه اللبس مش كل شي يعني ممكن يكون لبسك بسيط مرتب ونظيف وعادي جدا وشخصيتك تكون طاغيه أكثر بجمالها , ويعني ها ليش الكذب (الكذب حرام لووول هههه :) ) ما بنكر إنو الشب اللي لبستو ما بتكون عاديه(مشخص ) و شخصيته حلوه بلفت النظر أكثر :)

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Anonymous said...

I really like it ..!!
some people think that personality is the most important feature that leads you to the success, but in my opinion, I think that everything comes in one package!!
well dressed,good talker,neat person with an impressive personality.. they are all matter!!
& specially when you join them your smile =)
So great..
It's me, Hanan..

Anonymous said...

..i like TicTac..

Prague*.*

Nart Pshegubj said...

Thanks all for your great contributions.
Believe it or not I sometimes use TicTacs for stress management :)

Anonymous said...

mm..you didnt recognize me((

Prague

Nart Pshegubj said...

kavkazer? Definitely I did, please check your email, you will find that I am now a "Česká" fan more than ever :)

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