With the impact of smart phones and social apps on our daily lives, more and more people are socializing via online platforms. In our fast-paced world, where we have fast vehicles, fast food, fast-moving relationships, and so on, we just keep meeting new people. This is actually great because every new person in our life brings their own perspective along with them and this makes our lives richer.
By the way, you can read another post about the 11 facts proving that meeting new people is good. After all, we may need to evaluate these new people around us pretty fast.
So, what should we do when we meet a person for the first time? Here are 5 tips to follow;
Keep your eyes open for the gestures
The gestures and the body language will always give you the first impression about the other person’s personality and his/her behavior towards you. If a person is making direct eye contact with you, it means that he/she is interested in what you are saying.
Likewise, you can also show your enthusiasm to the person in front of you with your gestures. You can use your hands as a sign of your intimacy or formality. You might even want to learn more about gestures and body language so that you can benefit from reading and using body language.
Outfits will tell you a lot
Each occasion happens to have its own dress code. Depending on the situation, you can have many ideas about the person you meet just by observing the outfit. If it is a formal meeting, dressing smart is important as it shows how much respect you have for the other person or how important this meeting is for you.
Words will always retain their power
The first impression is always important. However; the first impression doesn’t consist of only outfit. How you speak to others and how you communicate with them also matter. If you want to get to know the other person well or if you want to impress him/her, pay attention to what you are telling. Words have a lot more power than how you look or act. Always think twice before you say something so that you will not regret later.
Choose the venue wisely
If you are going to meet a person for the first time, you have to choose a place where you will both feel comfortable and safe. If it is a formal occasion, you can choose a quiet place where you can easily hear each other and make sure you are not going to be disturbed by others. If it is a more casual meeting, choosing a place where you can have some visual and audial aids, which will help you if there are odd moments of silence, will ease the tension for both.
There are some boundaries that you should not be crossing. You should be careful not to make the other person uncomfortable by asking personal questions or some details that they would not like to share with you in your first meeting. On the other hand, if you are asked such personal questions, you can simply avoid them, by changing the topic to general interests. Keep in your mind that feeling comfortable is the key for your relationship’s future with the new person you meet.
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