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4 tips to make a good first impression online

The value of a good first impression should not be taken for granted. Given we now live in an information-drenched society, people have a tendency to ignore any new information they receive where they cannot see immediate value to them. Therefore, Inspird International has compiled 4 tips to help you make a great first impression.

So why would you like to make a better first impression online? Simple: they open doors. Making a good first impression to someone will make them think more highly of you. This will make them more likely to listen to your proposal, which means they have a higher chance of accepting your proposal. This will not only help you in business but also in your social and personal endeavours.

If you’re looking to make a better impression online, try these 4 tactics:

Do your research

The person you are contacting is likely to be very busy and have other stuff on their mind. Therefore, show the person / organisation respect by taking the time to research them and know why you can be of assistance to them.

Compliment them

Not only are compliments free, but they make the receiver feel good and they are more likely to think positively about you as well.

Offer value

Most often, people are most interest about how they or things they care about are benefited by your offer. Therefore, before you reach out to someone make sure you have something of value to offer them and make it clear what it is.

Start formal

When in doubt, always message someone who you don’t know formally. It is true that most people will respond in a more casual manner of communication. However, you are more likely to make a poor first impression by communicating in an informal manner than a formal one. If they respond back in a more informal tone, then feel free to respond in a similar manner. Never use a more informal tone than the person you are trying to connect with.

Now that you know some useful hints on how to make a good impression, start reaching out to new people and open doors you never knew existed. You can even start by sending us an email here.

Good luck,

Alec McKenzie

Contributor at Inspird International

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