It all works the same whether it is in the work setting or in your social life, and you only get one chance. Do you know what sort of first impression you make in those first few seconds? Take a moment to examine how you present yourself to others, and understand how they perceive you.
Often, when we think about first impressions, it is related to a job interview or even a first date. But they are also a big factor for someone in sales, as well as customer service. The first person a customer speaks to sets the tone for their entire customer experience. Be aware that it is not only a perception of you, but it is also a perception of your company.
This is a great opportunity to take inventory of strengths and areas for improvement. From these points, you can set meaningful goals for ways to improve.
A first impression takes only seconds to form, and can be very difficult to change. Most importantly, that first interaction will set the tone for any opinion or relationship that may follow. Be prepared.
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