Make A Memorable First Impression With Unusual Answers To Basic Questions

What good is a great first impression if that person doesn't remember you tomorrow? If you want to stand out in their memory, do something that goes against the norm. Photo by Richard Hsu.

When you meet someone for the first time, it's almost guaranteed you'll be on the receiving end of standard questions like "What do you do?", "Where are you from?" and, the most common of all, "How are you?"

To stand out, Julian Reisinger, the founder of Love Life Solved, suggests you prepare funny, interesting answers to all of these questions. You're going to get asked them a thousand times, so why not have some unique, attention-grabbing canned responses? So, for example, when someone asks how you are, say something silly to the effect of "Like a cat in a room full of catnip," or confident, "If I were any better, Warren Buffet would buy me," or even playful with a big smile, "Why? What have you heard?" You don't have to use any of those, but the idea is to go a step beyond the snooze fest of "I'm well, how are you?"

Julian Reisinger's answer to "How do I become more memorable when meeting someone for the first time?"

[Quora via Business Insider]


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    If I'd just met someone and got a response like that to "How are you", I'd certainly find that person memorable. But maybe not in the way they had hoped for.

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