Importance of First Impression
last. The audience will make decisions about you from
your first appearance, your words and the sound of your voice. You can't
make a first impression twice.
Don't Pretend, Be
Don't pretend to be someone you are not ‒
people will feel
intuitively you're lying to them and will dislike you.
Be yourself. Be
our noble life mission and
value creating activities. Be
Your prospects feel
how you feel about them. Repeat mentally the following three phrases to
create the right
towards your audience:
I am happy to be hear!
I am happy to see you all!
I am very interested in you!
Invited to speak before the crowd of six
thousand – the seekers, the curious, and the skeptical - at Arizona
State University in 1993,
Lama entered the lecture hall and walked through the crowd smiling
broadly and greeting people as he passed by, writes Howard C.Cutler in the
Art of Happiness.
"Finally passing through a curtain, he walked on stage, bowed, folded his
hands, and smiled. He was greeted with thunderous applause. At his request,
the house lights were not dimmed so he could clearly see his audience, and
for several moments he simply stood there, quietly surveying the audience
with an unmistakable expression of warmth and goodwill. For those who had
never seen the Dalai Lama before, his maroon and saffron monk's robes may
have created a somewhat exotic impression, yet his remarkable ability to
establish rapport with his audience
was quickly revealed as he sat down and began his talk."
Making a Presentation
Kore 10 Tips
Focus On Your
Plan your opening sentences and practice them
in front of a mirror. Use short sentences. Keep technical information at a
minimum. Grab attention with
an interesting fact, a short anecdote, a
quotation, a positive statement, a provocative question... something
designed to arouse curiosity and get the audience looking and listening to
EGA of Your Audience
Face-To-Face Communication: Connecting With People
Nicholas Boothman, the
How To Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less, suggests the
following three rules of making a good first impression:
Look people in
the eye and
validates the person and engenders
trust. Smiling makes you
happy and confident.
Fit in – when you want people to
feel like they already know you, be a chameleon. You feel
comfortable and relaxed with people who are like you. Pace your
prospects, synchronize your
body language with them to achieve
imagination and you capture the heart. Use
sensory-rich language and images so others can see, hear, feel,
smell and taste what you mean.