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Put Your Best Foot Forward: How to Make a Great First Impression, by Lorman

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Learn tips and tricks to make your first impression positive and professional.

It has been said, ‘First impressions are lasting impressions.’ and ‘You only have one chance to make a first impression.’ This holds true for many situations, from job interviews to sales calls. Whether the perceptions are accurate or not, it usually takes a long time and a concerted effort to change first impressions. First impressions are typically subconscious in nature. People tend to see other people through their own set of filters, and they make decisions about them based on their preconceptions. Making a good impression is extremely important when seeking a new job and in other networking situations where building relationships is pivotal to you and your advancement. People you meet are more likely to remember you and recommend you to their friends and coworkers when you have instilled a positive first impression. This kind of favorable social capital can have far-reaching effects on both your personal and professional life. Creating a good first impression can create a great deal of personal power. It creates opportunities and can make potential customers become actual customers. A good first impression improves your chances of promotion and can result in new job offers. If you want to know how to put your best foot forward and make a favorable first impression, this course will help you meet these challenges. Learn strategies on how to greet someone for the first time and how to interpret others’ impressions of you. You will also learn tools that will help you know what information should be exchanged during a business introduction and the importance of follow-up.

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