You’ve probably heard the expression, “You can only make a first impression once.” Well, whether you are actively networking, leading a team, negotiating or interviewing, learning how to forge an instant connection, and make people remember you for the right reasons are imperative skills to master. Nicholas Boothman’s Convince Them in 90 Seconds or Less points out that there are three really useful attitudes that successful leaders have in common: enthusiasm, curiosity, and humility. In the right combination, these three attitudes can create an irresistible presence…Do you have the right attitude?
Be enthusiastic: Enthusiasm is hypnotic, magnetic, unstoppable. You can’t buy it—you can only reveal it. It infects others with feelings of excitement, energy, and vitality.
Stay curious: A businessperson who is hungry to learn more about what’s going on around them is someone who is evolving, moving forward and making connections. Always be open to your natural-born curiosity.
Embrace humility: Most successful people have large egos and a flair for self-promotion, yet manage to contain them and display a public persona rooted in modesty and service to others. When a large ego is generously wrapped in humility, it is a handsome package. An ego that’s not tempered with humility is arrogant and ugly.