Join Simon T. Bailey for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a first impression, part of Building Business Relationships.
When I joined a Fortune 500 company, I was fortunate enough to be…invited along with a select group of…individuals to have breakfast with the president.…I arrived early on the day of the meeting, and I…found that I was seated way in the back of the room.…So what do you think I did?…I switched it so that I could sit at the…front, right next to the most powerful man in the company.…Well, when the event started I had a burning question to ask him.…He turned to me and asked how things were going.…
I said, awesome.…I then asked him, what do I have to do to get ahead here at the company?…He said, you need to know who you are and why you are here.…When he said it, quite honestly it went right over my head.…However,…I nodded and gave him the screensaver face as if I really understood what he meant.…Needless to say this was probably not the best first impression.…
Many years later I ran into him and he reminded me of our first meeting.…Creating a memorable first impression is vital to building business relationships.…
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