1. Arrive early.
2. Be confident.
3. Stay quiet until you have something good to say.
4. Pay attention to your body language.
5. Prepare more than you think you need to.
6. Read the news.
7. Remain humble.
Be sure to practice these habits on a regular basis. You might not earn everyone’s respect overnight, but these habits will make an impression on people (even if they don’t immediately realize it). Patience and consistency are your greatest tools when it comes to being taken seriously, so take your time and try not to slip up.