We have all heard this warning: ‘You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.’ In fact, psychologists caution that we only have from seven to seventeen seconds of interacting with strangers before they form an opinion of us.

With this widely acknowledged pressure to ‘make our case’ instantly, here are seven tips for making your first impression strongly positive.

#1: Make the Other Person the Center of Attention

The greatest way to make a positive first impression is to demonstrate immediately that the other person—not you—is the center of action and conversation. Illustrate that the spotlight is on you only, and you’ll miss opportunities for friendships, jobs, love relationships, networking, and sales. Show that you are other-centered, and first-time acquaintances will be eager to see you again.

Recently I attended a conference. At lunch, my wife and I sat with several people we didn’t know. While most of our tablemates made good impressions, one man emerged as the person we’d be sure to avoid all weekend. He talked about himself non-stop. Only rarely did anyone else get a chance to speak. Unfortunately, he probably thought he was captivating us with his life story.

I applaud this definition of a bore: ‘Somebody who talks about himself so much that you don’t get to talk about yourself."

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Author's Bio
Bill Lampton, Ph.D., works with organizations that want to
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From Oman, Muscat
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From India, Chandigarh
Thank you very much. This article will really enhance our knowledge. If we apply these rules both in our professional and personal life I am sure we could be successful in all our endeavors.
From Sri Lanka
Dear Sir,
We have a employee who absent near about 8 month. During the absentisum period he submit a medical fitness certificate. Now he joined from last month & at the time of joining he submit his medical fitness certificate.
Now my question is -
1) Can we accept his medical fitness certificate & allow him to join his reqular duties.
2) Can we go with to take his medical fitness with our medical advisor
3) Can we take action against him & which?
Awaiting for your reply please
Sanjay Patil

From India, Pune
Wonderful post and excellent link... Hearty thanks Sir...!! One thing I wonder often about tips is Number... mostly it is seven tips or ten.. Is it someway related to our notion of Lucky Seven or Perfect Ten ? !!! With kind regards...Dr.Dinkar
From India, Delhi
Dear Mr. Sanjay,
For all your queries please refer to your company's resignation / termination policy. If his long leave was sanctioned by the competent Authority and his termination was not made on your accounts end. Then he is rightful to resume his duties on his get well or before the end of sanctioned leave. You can advice him to go for medical checkup for any of your panel hospital / advisor and if his report is negative enough to not work adequately, he can be terminated on Medically Unfit grounds. For your last query, if his long leave (without pay) was sanctioned then you can't take any action and if it was not approved then why he was not terminated in his absence time (8 months) quite a long time.
Furthermore, you can consult your legal advisor also.
Best Regards,

From Oman, Muscat
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