4. Share warmth
From childhood, we’re conditioned to associate warmth with trust. If you always have cold hands or you’re going to a meeting in winter, warm yourself up beforehand with a coffee or by using a hand dryer.
5. Don’t be afraid to show your drawbacks
Everyone wants to be highly regarded, but flooding a discussion with claims of your uniquenessmay put others off. Be authentic, and don’t be afraid to be wrong or make mistakes. By allowing someone to correct you, you’ll connect with them.
6. Practice for an upcoming meeting
Imagine a first meeting with somebody. Try to construct the dialogue you would expect to be engaged in. Prepare questions and a short description of yourself. It’s always worth preparing for a meeting in this way, as an actor does for a play or movie.
7. Work on your image
Before meeting with new people, thoroughly consider the image you want to adopt. It’s enough to just make something about your appearance unique. You should aim to show that you have a sense of style. That way you’ll create an impression of self-confidence and independence.