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There is always an understanding that men are confident, focused and comfortable in their skin. The truth of the matter is not everyone is always confident or can show the best selves of themselves.
There are times that men feel nervous and often overcompensate when a situation arises. We all feel the jitters when we are meeting someone for the very first time. So, how can one make sure to make their first impression a lasting one, be it on their colleagues or a date?
We at Best For Him are always on the search to give you the best curated content around the world. In our effort to bring out the best for you, we are here to give you some tips to make sure that you always put your best foot forward, be it in your profession or personal life.
Here we go:
Make sure to come out as confident as you could, during that very first meeting. There might be times where you would be overthinking about every word that comes out of your mouth. Be sure of yourself. Believe in yourself and the world around you. Know that others might be experts in their field but you know your worth and your work.
Coming out as the most confident version of yourself will give others the impression that they can believe in you and keep their faith in you. So, how can you show your confidence? Be sure of your words, conscious of your posture and have a handshake that oozes your personality.
Be courteous and be positive:
Manners and being courteous to people around you will take you a long way. We can never know who might be helpful to us and when. It is always advised to never lose our cool and be courteous, even to people in the service industry. A true gentleman is always courteous and polite to people, especially those who have it harder than them.
Always try to have a positive attitude. A good energy will only attract good people around you. While meeting someone new it’s important that you are positive about different subjects and have a happy vibe. Show this attitude when they talk about some circumstance and be prepared to give out your advice in a way that gives them assurance.
It might sound shallow, but your clothes are the first layer of what and who you are. In our society, people are judged according to what they wear and when, hence it is always important to be presentable.
Keep important clothes separate in your wardrobe. Make sure to wear fresh clothes according to the occasion. For example if you are going out for an office meeting where you will meet the clients for the first time, then make sure that your outfit of the day (OOTD) is formal and you are not walking in beach clothes.
Show good manners
Show them how much of a gentleman you truly are. Open doors, be courteous, be punctual, be polite, do not under any circumstance raise your voice, be conscious of others opinions and personal space.
A man with good manners can catch anyone’s attention very easily. Your common sense is the key. Be on your feet and read the room. Be attentive and show what you are made-up of any chance that you get.
Hygienic and good grooming
One of the points to keep in mind while making sure that you give your best impression is to keep good hygiene. A man who looks clean and smart can catch more eyeballs than someone with a rugged look.
How you look is the first thing that anyone notices; unmanageable beard, no personal hygiene, wrinkled clothes, unkempt hair, smell, specifies unhygienic personality and is off putting for anyone, whether you meet them for the first time or last.
Be Authentic and Honest
Honesty goes a long way. Be authentic and honest with people you meet and would want to have a connection. When we meet a person, we all feel the urge and need to make them like us. Especially men feel that they have a personality which should be loved and appreciated by everyone. In our attempt to make us more likeable, we tend to exaggerate and do things that are not coherent with
Contrary to this belief is the fact that when you are your honest and authentic self, it is more likely that you will be liked. Being you and coming up with your ideas might sound like a foolish move, but is the right one.
Do your research. Before entering any situation, be it meeting someone for the first time professionally or personally, it is important that you do your research beforehand and come prepared.
Be on time
A very important aspect of showing your respect to other people’s time is to be on time yourself. Men do make a big note of it and always try to be on time for any kind of meeting. This one will definitely have a lasting impression on others.
Yes, one major part of keeping the conversation going and making sure that you have perfect, smart and good replies is to be attentive. Although, just being attentive to what they are saying is not enough.
Men understand that we all have body cues and expressions that can sometimes aid what we are saying and sometimes be totally opposite to what our words are forming. Be attentive to the body language and also the environment around you. For example, you becoming a saviour and letting not that drink fall, will put a big mark on their brain.
Shift the focus from you to them
We know that currently you might be thinking why. We might think that when meeting someone new, the focus should be on us, as we are the ones trying to make an impression. Although when you shift the focus to them, your non verbal cue is that you are learning from them and actually interested in their ideas. Definitely a great way to make someone feel special.