Developing your emotional intelligence skills is an excellent approach to boosting your first impression game. Here we look at four emotionally intelligent ways to make a great impression. What’s emotional intelligence? How to use emotional intelligence to make a great first impressionHere are four tactics to help you harness the power of emotional intelligence and make a positive impression in any situation. Find the common groundTalking about common interests gives the new person you’re meeting the opportunity to talk about something they enjoy.