Did you know you only have 7 seconds to make a first impression?
After that, a person’s judgments have been made and are almost impossible to change.
So how can you be sure people see you as the fabulous female that you are?
I won’t lie… good looks help. But it’s often the little details that make or break a first impression.
Here are my top 5 ways to make a feminine first impression:
1. Know what you want to project
First, you have to know what you want to project:
- Is your goal to blend in as an everyday girl?
- Or do you want to stick out as a gender-bending fashion diva?
- Do you want to be recognized for your style and sophistication?
- Or do you simply want people to notice your great legs?
When you know what you want to project, you can then determine if your appearance and attitude get the message across.
2. Be aware of your body language
Body language is critical to first impressions. You never want to look nervous, ashamed, or on the opposite end of the spectrum, arrogant.
Your posture and body language should tell the world that you’re a classy, confident woman who deserves respect.
Here are 27 body language mistakes that can detract from a feminine first impression. Avoid them at all costs!
3. Wear the right color
Did you know that 50% of all non-verbal messages come from color? Amazing but true!
The color you wear has a strong subconscious impact on how people perceive you – especially when you present yourself as a woman.
Different colors have different meanings (more on that here), so consider what the colors that you wear communicate.
Even more importantly, you should wear colors that flatter you and make you feel great.
4. Check your grooming habits
Studies show that physical attractiveness is mostly based on “self care” – that is, good grooming, neat hair, and nice clothes.
That’s great news because presentation is something you can control! After all, most of us weren’t born supermodels, but anyone can take the time to look the part.
Grooming can make or break a first impression, so be sure your standards are up to par. Here are 5 feminine grooming habits that should be part of your regular routine.
5. Make eye contact
Your eyes reveal more about you than you probably realize. Avoiding eye contact gives the impression that you have low self-esteem or have something to hide.
Confident eye contact puts people at ease and wins respect. That’s definitely a plus for a positive first impression.
So be bold, look people in the eye, and don’t forget to smile!
What kind of impression do YOU want to make?
There’s a lot to be said about this topic, but I’ve highlighted the most important areas you should consider.
Now I’d like to hear from you!
What’s the first impression YOU want to make? Do you have any tips to add to this list?
I’d love to hear from you, so please share in the comments below!