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Making the best possible first impression that will also be a lasting one can make a big difference in both personally and professionally. Ann Demarais and Valerie White, authors of “First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You,” say it’s easy to make a good first impression when you understand one fact about human nature: People want to feel good about themselves. Demarais and White advise using one or more of these strategies:

Make the person feel appreciated.
Make the person feel respected.
Establish some type of connection between the two of you.
Always make eye contact.
Remember names and then use them in conversation.
Don’t focus on one topic for too long.
Truly listen to what others are saying.
Avoid complaining, lecturing or discussing sensitive or controversial topics.
Don’t speak negatively about others.

Maybe these tips will help you meet someone…and don’t forget Daylight Saving Time returns this weekend…Your clocks need to be advanced one hour Sunday at 2:00 a.m….Have a good one…