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(PIX11)– The first impression you make endures forever and if you make a poor first impression you may never have a chance to make another one.

Whether you are dating, applying for a job, or seeing a new potential customer, you can always improve in this area and make not just good but a great first impression.

Here’s how:

  1. Pay Attention
  2. Be Pleasant
  3. Be Positive
  4. Be Agreeable
  5. Be Specific
  6. Admit your Flaws
  7. Say Thank You for something specific

As you leave your first encounter, you might say, “Thank you for spending time with me,” or “thank you for your ideas about my project.”

This will reinforce the great first impression which you already have made, and a display of appreciation is an excellent way to leave a positive lasting impression.