Tips on making a good first impression in English/藉由英語讓你給人有個很好的第一印象
Tips on making a good first impression in English/藉由英語讓你給人有個很好的第一印象 (中英對照 精華文章)
在大部分的西方文化裡，當別人介紹你給某人認識時適當握手是必要的。當你堅實地伸出手來，但是不要握得太緊，很有自信微笑地說：「It's nice to meet you.」、「Pleased to meet you.」或「How do you do?」，你已經踏出給人很好印象的第一步。
一旦你已經介紹過你自己，千萬不要讓尷尬的沉默充滿整個房間。簡短的詢問你新的認識者一些基本的問題。如果這是一個私人關係，你可以詢問關於他們的工作：「So what do you do?」如果他或她是商業上熟人，你可以簡單的詢問：「So how's business?」請仔細聆聽他們的回答，提供給你的建議及詢問更多問題。
當你認識某人，尋找一些方式真誠地讚美他或她。如果你已聽說他們目前的產品很棒，那你可以說：「I've heard great things about your work!」或是，在大部分社交情況中，你可以讚美新朋友的外觀：「I just love your earrings! They look good on you.」讚美總是使人感到很好，並且你將會發現對方對於你的親切及體貼會有很深刻的印象！
在你們的對話結束之前，請確定你想要繼續這個關係。在商業界裡，你或許想要詢問：「Can I give you one of my cards?」或是，如果在社交情況，你或許想要有後續的邀約：「Would you like to have dinner with us tomorrow?」確定一下新的認識者已經知道你對於他們公司的認同，並且你想要繼續發展你們的關係。
當是時候分開的時候，確定你說些關於一起相處時的融洽。藉由這些正式的情況，你也許想要再握手一次當你說：「It was a pleasure meeting you.」或「It was nice getting to know you. Let's do this again soon.」當你說再見的時候，記得再次微笑並且維持眼睛的注視。恭喜你！你已經給別人一個非常好的印象了！
A warm smile, a firm handshake, and a sincere gaze are all important aspects of making a good first impression. But let's not forget confidence ?confidence in your English, that is! Because a few clumsy or inappropriate words in English can drastically affect the impression you're trying to make, we've written this guide to help you improve your English, build your confidence and impress all those you meet!
Just after you are introduced to someone new, in most Western cultures, it's appropriate to shake hands. As you extend your hand in a firm, but not too tight, grip, say "It's nice to meet you.", "Pleased to meet you.", or "How do you do?" Say it with confidence and a smile, and you've already taken the first step in making that good impression.
Make small talk
Don't let an awkward silence fill the room once you have been introduced. Make small talk by asking your new acquaintance some general questions. If this is a personal relationship, you can ask about their job: "So what do you do?" If this he or she is a business acquaintance, perhaps you can simply ask, "So how's business?" Be sure to listen carefully to their response, offer your opinions and ask more questions.
Find ways to compliment
As you get to know the person, find some way to sincerely compliment him or her. Perhaps you've heard that the work they produce is excellent. Then you can say, "I've heard great things about your work!" Or, in a more social situation, you may want to compliment an aspect of your new friend's appearance: "I just love your earrings! They look good on you." Compliments always make people feel good, and you'll find the recipient will be impressed with your friendliness and thoughtfulness!
Initiate a future relationship
Before your conversation ends, be sure to show that you want to continue your relationship. In business circumstances, you may want to ask, "Can I give you one of my cards?" Or perhaps, in social situations, you may want to extend an invitation: "Would you like to have dinner with us tomorrow?" Be sure your new acquaintance knows you have enjoyed their company, and you would like to continue to develop your relationship.
Say a kind goodbye
When it's time to part ways, make sure you say kind words about the time you spent together. Depending on the formality of the situation, you may want to shake hands once again while you say, "It was a pleasure meeting you." or "It was nice getting to know you. Let's do this again soon." As you say goodbye, remember to smile once again and maintain eye contact. Congratulations! You've just made a wonderful impression!