10 Ways to Leave a Strong First & Lasting Impression
One chance. That’s all you get when it comes to making first impressions with your potential borrowers, outside professionals and others. Having spent numerous years in the field sitting at hundreds of kitchen tables as an originator and financial professional here are a few things I’ve learned or failed at in the past. Here are just a few ways we can all better prepare for that first impression. #1- The first sale: setting the appointment. Your first point of contact is making the first sale: getting the agreement to meet. In doing so be sure while being confident and asking yes-yes questions that you exude gratitude and class. One thing we should always say is “thank you for the opportunity to meet”. I really look forward to meeting you. Close the call warmly. It’s your first lasting impression. #2- Easy on the cologne or perfume. That new high-end fragrance that you love may be offensive to those you meet with. So use good judgment and avoid soaking yourself in the latest scent. If your concerned about scent use an unscented deodorizer before you arrive. Smell nice but not overpowering. #3- Never wear sunglasses. Sure you may wear them…
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