Thursday, February 28, 2008

SMILE - Your business needs you.....

When running a small business, never forget that YOU are YOUR business.

No matter where you go or what you do – use it as an opportunity to promote yourself - remembering that both reflect directly upon your business. Both your personal and professional images are extremely intertwined and you should always be conscious of that.

As a business owner, you want to ensure that everyone who meets you forms a positive first impression. The old saying ‘you never get a second chance at a first impression’ is steadfastly true. Although we've all been socially advised not to judge people on first impressions, everyone does it.

Try concentrating on skills that establishes and maintains the kind of business image that creates a memorable first impression, positive word-of-mouth, and builds solid credibility. Consumers always see through insincerity and lack of interest - therefore getting into the habit of engaging in eye contact can be helpful and sends a positive first impression.

People enjoy meeting and interacting with someone that is well groomed, cordial and has a solid knowledge base that can effectively answer their questions. Offer of a smile to everyone you meet. I guarantee it will present the business image of a winner.

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