Making a good and memorable first impression.

By Paul Michael on 21 January 2009 0 comments

As a professional ad man, I'm ashamed to say that I'm really not good at advertising, well, me. That goes double in social situations. I never know where to stand, how to eat, how to engage people in an interesting way, even shaking hands never really seems to go as well as I'd hoped. And I am rotten at remembering names. In a world obsessed with first impressions, knowing just how to act can be your ticket to fortune and glory.

At work, a good impression during a business meeting or luncheon can significantly turn the tide of a meeting. At a business function, new  opportunities can be made, or lost, depending on how you act, speak or eat. Even during our social lives, great impressions can lead to great friendships. But regardless, there are certain skills we can all use to make that first impression both memorable and positive. Here are a few tips from the experts.

How to give your business card


How to remember names


How to behave at a 5-star restaurant


The DOs and DON'Ts of communication

Handshaking Etiquette

Housewarming party etiquette

Making a good impression at an interview

How to eat soup

Tips for social interaction

So there you are. A few handy "how to" videos to get you started on the road to that perfect first impressions. Set the bar high.

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