The Importance Of Making A Good First Impression

People often say that making a good first impression is really important and this statement is just as significant, if not more so, in Handshakebusiness partnerships as it is in life. That statement, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” is so very very true. So budding CEOs and entrepreneurs take note, if you are establishing partnerships or pitching for investors, it is worth paying a lot of heed to how you present yourself in the early stages.
This statement has particular resonance for me at the moment because, as my regular readers will know, BODO UK has just established a partnership with Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation).
As this is a very new development, myself and the BODO Team have been keen to ensure that we present the best possible image of ourselves to our new partners as this new working relationship is incredibly important to us. So understandably, this last week my entire focus has been centred around this partnership, ensuring that we get the right information out in our social media posts, that our websites accurately reflect the company’s vision and that everything is in place for our product launch.
I think it is integral for any business, new or old, to make good first impressions. It’s not that I’m saying you should take your foot off the gas and let mistakes happen later on the relationship, however minor errors or failings are more likely to be forgiven and have less of a detrimental impact if they come after a long period of success and delivery of promises. The last thing any budding CEO or entrepreneur wants is to mess up early on and have their new partners or investors see them as failures or let-downs. So with that said, I’ll get my nose back to the grindstone and get on with it…