15 Ways to Make a Good Impression at Formal Events

Corporations, professional organizations, and associations of all kinds host formal networking events. You will attend several of these events during your career so you should how to use them to your advantage. It is critical to come across as someone others want to know.

In order to make a good first impression, keep the following 15 tips in mind:

Tip #1: Have a solid handshake

Tip#2: Be approachable

Tip #3: Dress well

Tip #4: Use appropriate body language

Tip #5: Don't come looking for a therapy session

Tip #6: Use good manners

Tip #7: Don't chew gum

Tip #8: Have a few goals in mind

Tip #9: Be authentic

Tip #10: Don’t do all the talking

Tip #11: Show an interest in others

Tip #12: Be interesting

Tip #13: Turn off your cell phone before the event

Tip #14: Offer and accept business cards properly

Tip #15: Smile