The first ten seconds you meet and greet someone can, and usually does, permanently impact the relationship you'll have with that person.
In that blink of time, they'll judge your abilities, your intentions, and your attitudes. In professional settings, this "summing up" not only applies to you, but also carries over to judgments about the quality and value of the service or product you represent. This is, of course, a very long topic. What I did here is put together for you a list of the Top Five Tips. They're listed in no particular order, all equally as important as the next.
Keep in mind: you want to do all of these in the first ten seconds as you first meet someone.
Of course, your long time friends won’t mind being greeted in this same way that shows you’re glad to be with them!
Stand up! These days both men and women stand up to meet someone new or to greet a friend. As soon as you see the person approaching, stand to welcome him or her. It shows you're anticipating them coming over to you, and it’s your physical stamp of approval that you want to welcome them.
Don't Let Anything Come Between You and the Other Person! As you stand to greet them, walk from behind anything that will physically separate you from the other person. Come out from behind a coffee table, foot stool, your desk, or any other item. You want nothing between the two of you but air! Why? It sends an unconscious but powerful message that you trust the other person to get close to you.Follow these five steps and you'll always make a five star impression!
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