Good First Impression
By: Zach Stevenson
1. Do Your Research and Prepare Ahead of Time
Preparation reduces anxiety and will help you show more authority. Before an important meeting, learn everything you can about your potential client and his or her unique approach to business. Familiarize yourself with the industry in which you'll be working and brush up on current events.
2. Prep and Practice
Put the research into practice and use it to come up with topics, questions, and relevant subjects from your own life that you can start a conversation with. Don;t try to memorize everything, that will make you sound stiff and robotic like. You should find yourself nervous and grasping for something to say.