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We meet people everyday and it is as your mother probably said, “You only get one time to make a good first impression.” People being the way they are, if not given enough information, will fill in the blanks and then form an opinion.  In most cases it is real simple things that can help you make a good impression, especially if you are the boss. 

If you are the boss or a person at a higher level the simplest thing you can do is make sure you tell the person your name.  I have seen it happen many times.  The underling get introduced and the person at the higher level is cordial, but they do not introduce themselves.  Simply say, hi I’m Bill Smith not Mr. Smith, not, Ms. Jones, not Dr. Murphy, etc.  Simply, “High I’m Bill Smith.

The person will probably say, “I know who you are,” but if you don’t the person is more than likely to think, “He thinks he is so important that I am supposed to know who he is.”  It is a small distinction, but a big one.  If you want your organization to see themselves as a team, act like you are a part of the team.

Written by John Marrinan

September 14th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

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