You’ve got this. In a matter of mere minutes you will be standing on top of a career mountain. A milestone of epic proportions. Because you’re about to enter. DUN DUN DUN.
The most important meeting of your career. Breathe.
Whether it’s an interview with your dream employer or a pitch meeting with a bucket list client, there are a couple of key steps to ensure that it’s in the bag. And, no, not the paper bag panic attack. Like, in the bag, you’ve got this, high-five yourself in the mirror because you’re about to do the damn thing.
Thanks to our friends at TRESemmé we’re sharing how.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Practice until you’re blue in the face. Practice until it’s in your DNA. And then forget the script. It’s a little trick that seems counterintuitive, but allows you to speak from the heart and the head.
You need to know your facts. Your KPIs (key performance indicators) and ROIs (return on investments) but you also have to know YOU (no acronym. Just you). When you combine your smarts with your soul, there’s no stopping you. But, you do need to put in the work. Speaking of--
KEEP IT MEMORABLE
If you’re meeting with someone for the first time, or you really want to impress said person, nerves have a tendency to wreck the best laid plans. Even the most seasoned amongst us get the jitters when they’re faced with career stressors. Even Meryl Streep was once nervous, asking Jane Fonda for tips on how to keep it together.
Keep it memorable by being yourself-- not a rehearsed version of you, as discussed above. To make an impression, you need to fake confidence. Not only will your enthusiasm for the subject matter leave a lasting impression, confidence begets confidence. Meaning, if you believe in yourself and what you’re saying, chances are higher the other person will as well.
KEEP IT FROM BEING A HAIR-RAISING EXPERIENCE.
From all parties. Look, you don’t want to fidget with your clothes or your hair during a presentation or interview. You want to appear cool, calm, collected, and tugging on your clothes, or nervously touching your hair, belies the confidence you’re trying so hard to fake. One way to ensure you don’t fall down a hair-twisting nervous tick is to put it back and use a little of the new TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray, which will keep it in place, with no stiffness or crunch.
No matter how you style your hair, remember: you got this. You can hold it together. And TRESemmé can give you a little help on the side. Try this Sleek low bun from Justine Marjan, TRESemmé Global Stylist.
Create a center part then spray a brush with the new TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray in Level 3: Boost, then brush through the hair and gather the hair into a sleek low pony, spraying the brush with more hairspray if necessary. To keep the pony as sleek as possible, tilt your head back as you secure the elastic. Run the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum through the length of the pony and to smooth down any flyaways to finish.
Have other tips and tricks for first meetings? We’d love to hear! Share in the comments below.