Seven ways of making an everlasting -great- impression

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

Hint: it has to do with presenting yourself as open, trustworthy, and likable.


Claudia S. Herrmann

CHF Consulting Group, LLC

January 2021


You know about how to make a great first impression and how to keep on making a good and even great impression, at least in theory. It has to do with being open, trustworthy, and likeable. Everybody knows simple ways to be more likable: making eye contact, smiling with our eyes as well as with our mouth, listening considerably more than speaking, being a proactive listener - mastering the art of asking pertinent and engaging questions about the other person, and going into a meeting or classroom believing and expecting that other people are going to like us.


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