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Basic Training: How to Make a Good First Impression

Watch more Boot Camp: Learn about Basic Training videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make a good first impression during basic training in this US army basic training video from Howcast. Expert: Sergeant Michael Volkin Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. How to make a good first impression with your fellow recruits and drill sergeants: First of all, be on time for everything. It might be easier said than done, but since you will be so busy make it a priority to be everywhere you're asked on time. If you're late your fellow recruits and drill sergeants are gonna be upset. Another tip, be confident but not cocky. Don't be a know-it-all, you're not gonna be impressing anybody. Most important tip, shut up. Know when to talk and know when to keep your mouth shut. If you have something funny to say don't make everyone laugh, hold it in. Trust me, humor doesn't go over very well with a drill sergeant. They like to be the funny ones. Be positive and enthusiastic. Have a great attitude, pull others' mood up when everyone else is down. That's so very important during a high stress environment. Offer assistance to struggling recruits. You can never have too many friends at basic training. And during any downtime ask a fellow recruit about their family or hometown; everyone will be homesick and it's always good to have a friend talking to you. You want to make friends at basic training, have lots of stamps, it's like currency. Remember, a first impression is hard to forget so use these tips to make sure your first impression is a great one.
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