First impression is everything if you must succeed in a world, that is today moving at breakneck speed.
“Shark Tank” investor
Barbara Corcoran has met a lot of people in business. Here Corcoran reveals how
to make a good first
1. You’ve got to have good posture.
“It’s the same on “Shark Tank” as it is when you’re meeting a guy at a bar. There’s some basic things
that I think mothers use to teach. I’m not sure who’s teaching them anymore.
You’ve got to have good posture. Underestimated.
When I see someone walk on the “Shark Tank” set and they’re hunched over, I interpret that, rightly or wrongly, that they lack confidence.
Good posture. First
someone straight in the eye. Creates trust. Some politicians are very practiced at looking someone in the eye, and yet they still can’t be trusted. But if someone’s
not looking you in the eye, believe me, you’re not trusting them. You don’t
even sometimes even
register, it’s just an
intuitive thing. “Hm, I
wonder what this guy or gal is up to?”
2. You’ve got to look the part
“And then you’ve got to look the part. If you say that you’re going to build the biggest shrimp business in the world, which one entrepreneur on “Shark Tank” did, I
remember looking at him and I was out
immediately. And why? Because we’re asking about is organizational
skill, who else is in his
company, who he works with, and the whole time he was telling us how organized he was he had a giant stained apron, and it was wrinkled. And I’m
thinking, “He’s on national TV, with an unclean apron, and he’s telling me how
organized he is. I don’t think so.”