Want to make a better first impression and engender positive feelings that last a long time? Focus on what you say as much as what you do.
First impressions can lead to lasting impressions. So to improve, a lot of people will tell you to dress better, read more (so you’ll have interesting things to talk about), and ensure that your online presence is respectable (because many people will check you out online before meeting in person).
But, how far will that get you? Despite what many people would like to believe, the things you say often make an even greater early impression than the things you do.