fbpx
Connect with us

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Randy Garn Shares 5 Tips on Making the Best First Impression

We know that first impressions count, but they may count even more than we think. A strong first impression can last a lifetime. In the business world, first impressions can mean the difference between success and failure.

Entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, Randy Garn is a firm believer in the adage that you never get a second chance to make the first impression. He explains, “It’s human nature to make snap judgments about others when you first meet them. They will also make the same snap judgements about you, so you want your first impression to be positive.”

As someone who has extensively traveled the world and met individuals from all walks of life, Garn has kindly volunteered to share with us his top 5 tips on making the best first impression possible.

Set the Standard

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but appearances are extremely suggestive. Make sure that yours suggests that you are a focused, resilient, dynamic, disciplined, and conscientious individual who pays attention to the finest details. A sharp and clean appearance is the building block of any positive first impression.

Positivity Is Your Superpower

Negativity is a massive turn-off in any situation, so stay positive when meeting new people. This will increase your approachability and improve the overall feeling of your first-time interactions. An upbeat manner gives off an energetic vibe, which suggests you are a person who relishes a challenge, never quits, and has a bright outlook on life.

Charm to Disarm

A winning smile goes a long way when winning strangers over, so make sure yours is genuine. Also, be attentive and courteous to people you have just met. Tell them a bit about yourself but also ensure you ask them open-ended questions too. People love talking about themselves, so the more you can get them chatting, the more pleased with you they’ll feel. Good manners make everyone feel valued.

Talk it Like You Walk it

The art of good conversation cannot be overestimated, particularly in a day when so much of our communication is remote and digitalized. Conversation is all about the give and take. So, do not be overbearing. Let the conversation ebb and flow naturally. Keep it polite and never overstep the mark, but don’t be nervous or guarded either. Understand that conversation should act as a natural flow of topics, emotions, and anecdotes. If you can master these seamless transitions, you can create a wonderful first impression.

Be Yourself

Last but not least, be yourself. Though it sounds simple, you’ll be surprised to know how many people let nerves and expectations get the better of them in social situations. Opting to hide behind a facade isn’t ideal, and most people can see right through that (it makes you seem less genuine as well). Everyone respects authenticity, so stay true to yourself, keep it real, and be your own person. You’ll be surprised at how well-received your integrity to self will be.

Karishhma Mago is a former investment banker turned digital marketer. She has been in the digital marketing industry for over 6 years and has worked with clients across different sectors including Volkswagen Finance, Natera, Reliance, Standard Chartered amongst others. She has also done special content projects for Facebook. Karishhma is also a Wikipedia editor and has created over 300 pages for her clients. After founding Facilius Inc in 2014, she has helped grow the company from a two-person team to a dynamic team of 30 people.

Advertisement

Join Disrupt Magazine

Become A Disrupt Contributor
Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

Entrepreneurship2 months ago

Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm

In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...

Entrepreneurship3 months ago

5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021

Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...

Politics10 months ago

Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President

We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...

Business11 months ago

John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future

John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...

Finance1 year ago

Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis

It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...

Entrepreneurship1 year ago

Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...

Entrepreneurship1 year ago

Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women

The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....

Marketing2 years ago

How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business

There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24

Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...

Trending

Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.