Why First Impressions Matter

Any business knows that first impressions are extremely important. After all, you only get one chance at a first impression, so you have to make it count, especially because people tend to make snap judgments of someone they just met. Usually, it takes three seconds for a first impression to form, be it about people, websites or businesses. Because you want to make a good first impression and ensure that your clients are happy, it’s vital that you do everything you can to achieve this goal.

How You’re Perceived

A great first impression can ensure that your client will see you and your business in a positive light. This is because people tend to ask themselves certain questions upon meeting a new person, even if they’re not aware of it, such as: can I trust this person? Can I respect them? People will judge your attitudes and behaviours, which will then determine how they’ll act towards you. A good first impression can even make people eager to close a deal or forgive mistakes more easily, meaning that first impressions can help you greatly in your business.

 

Relationship Benefits

If your business managed to create a good first impression, your clients will likely want to stay around. They’ll want to work with you and develop partnerships, since they see you as someone who can be trusted. A good first impression can carry your business through the duration of your relationship with your clients, as ‘destroying’ that great first image they have of you will be difficult.

 

How Your Business Can Achieve a Great First Impression

If you wish for your customers or prospective clients to visit your premises and end up with a great first impression of your business, flowers can always make a statement. They’re incredibly versatile, as they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours, meaning they can be placed virtually anywhere and complement any design. For this reason, many businesses choose to add the vibrancy of flowers to their building in order to attract attentions and provide a warm, sophisticated environment that visitors love.

Clear, tastefully decorated offices or reception rooms also help create the right first impression, as they appear organised and competent – values that will reflect on your company. These are all very important attributes to have, and they can even help you be seen as an expert in your area – as well as someone your clients want to do business with.

 

First impressions are at the core of many, if not all, business interactions, so it’s important that you come across as knowledgeable and experienced. Your business premises are often the location of these interactions, so ensure that the design and décor are perfect to receive your clients. For more information about our flowers and plants and how they can help you, get in touch with us today on 0208 968 8190.