leadership presence tip: 3 seconds. Go! Stop! We’ve made up our mind and we’re sticking to it. Do you leave a great first impression? Suggestions: Be on time. Turn off your cell phone. Present yourself in appropriate attire for setting and audience. Prepare a little small talk to break the ice. Make eye contact and listen. Keep posture in mind. Smile naturally. Be at ease with yourself. Be optimistic regardless of your not so great day. Now take a deep breath and be yourself. You’ll be great.