How To Make A Great First Impression

Using eye contact, your smile, a handshake and your words to make a GREAT first impression.
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  • Lectures 5
  • Length 30 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

In this course, you are given the 4 keys to creating a great first impression.

  • how to give and hold eye contact and why it is CRITICAL
  • Why the smile is the quickest way to get rapport
  • how in certain countries the handshake is key and how to deliver a great handshake to avoid losing rapport
  • what to say next and how to introduce yourself to make a great first impression at interviews and events
This course gives you the skills and confidence to make an great first impression every time.As you gain in confidence you will read other peoples body language with ease to enable you to communicate more effectively with almost anybody, anywhere, anytime.

In addition to this I have also added a bonus section showing how to communicate just as effectively on line and also at special occasions.

In over 15 years of professional speaking, I have interviewed over 200 top achievers from all walks of life. Sports stars, Industry gurus, politicians, even powerboat racers have shared their secrets of goal setting and communication skills with me.

This course is a bite sized introduction, into the world of professional speaking and performance communication.

What are the requirements?

  • a willingness to play with the content and "have a go"
  • students would need to "want to" make a better first impression
  • be willing only to use the skills with a positive intent

What am I going to get from this course?

  • appear and act more confidently in public and at meetings
  • look people in the eye
  • smile and be comfortable holding eye contact
  • be aware of their own (and others) body language
  • be able to master their own body language and handshakes
  • know how to introduce themselves (what to say)
  • BONUS** email, social and other introductions

Who is the target audience?

  • those who wish to learn basic body language skills
  • those who need to make a GREAT first impression
  • those lacking a little confidence at meetings and events
  • interview candidates
  • ... anyone who needs to get better rapport with others

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: A Great first impression

A quick introduction to the course and the facilitator (David Hyner).

Eye contact is critical if you are to be trusted.

Would you trust somebody who would not look you in the eye?

We explain why it is important and a few of the things to look out for (body language "tells") when observing body language during an introduction.

Maintaining eye contact can show confidence in your self and your own abilities.

Confidence is very attractive to people (charisma), and makes a great first impression, especially as an interview skill.


Would you trust somebody who did not smile?

Do you smile when meeting people or do you show your nerves or fear?

It is better not to smile in a false manner than force an insincere smile that is easily seen as fake which in turn makes many people assume that you are not authentic in turn?

Find anything at all nice about that per on and allow yourself a sincere, authentic smile.


Hand greetings vary from culture to culture and even from region to region.

It is VITAL that you understand the basic greetings of a nation or region when seeking to make a great first impression.

In the Western world it can vary a great deal.

In this video we cover the basic three most used handshakes / greetings, of which one will be shown as the best to use in nearly all situations to play safe.

This should be practised in safe situations with people you know until you gain in confidence to use in public.


it is when we go to say something that we often feel the most pressure and can stumble, pause, freeze, stutter or just forget what to say.

Knowing a few basic things in this video can enable you to effortlessly know what to say and "how" to say them to get a conversation started.

Paying an interest in the other person is key, but having a few stock sayings will get you over the initial worry when seeking to make a great first impression.


In this bonus clip we cover how to make a great first impression when;

  • at work by giving considered, well thought through gifts and notes.
  • in email and written communications by matching style, and repeating key words etc
  • in the spoken word matching tonality, speed and tone of voice etc
  • emotionally by matching breathing and/or matching and leading the tone and speed of conversation.

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Instructor Biography

David Hyner, psae, fpsa, researcher, BBC radio host, author & speaker.

As a researcher David Hyner has interviewed well over 200 top achievers from all walks of life. Amongst the many golden nuggets and gems of thoughts and behaviours that make people successful, he discovered "how" they set and achieve MASSIVE GOALS. David writes, speaks and broadcasts on his research findings.

Having authored (and co-authored or guest authored in) many best selling books, audios and videos on subjects ranging from business leadership through to teacher training, goal setting, stress prevention... and more, Davids passion is to help others become even more effective through sharing "how" highly effective people think and behave in ways that anyone can use. A multi award winning international professional speaker who delivers to between 20'000-50'000 people around the world each year.

"Probably the best speaker I have ever heard" - Barclays.

One of only 20 speakers to hold the prestigious PSAE (professional speaking award of excellence). BBC radio show host, adventurer, husband and father.

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