“How you present yourself to others in the business world speaks volumes. People often form first impressions about others within seconds of first meeting them therefore it is crucial to ensure you are properly prepared to present yourself as a professional. Here are some important tips towards making a good impression.
Stand straight, make eye contact, turn towards people when they are speaking, and genuinely smile at people.
Follow your office dress code, perhaps dressing a step above the norm for your office.
Your briefcase or bag and the things you carry in them say something about you. Messy items may detract from the image you would like to present.
When meeting someone for the first time, be sure to shake hands palm to palm with a gentle firmness.
Be alert. Sleepiness looks bad in the workplace.
Kindness and courtesy count!
Arrive early to work each day.”
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