An NYU study revealed that we make 11 decisions about one another in the first seven seconds. Some of those decisions include: Are you trustworthy? Are you credible? Are you competent? Can I believe you?
Things you can do to make a positive first impression:
- Attitude adjustment: Decide what you want to project.
- Stand tall: Adjust your posture.
- Eyebrow flash: If you see a friend approaching, you will automatically (unconsciously) open your more and raise your eyebrows. Every culture on the planet has this signal for recognition.
- Eye contact: Look at someone's eyes long enough to notice what color they are.
- Smile: Give a genuine smile. Practice using a pencil between your teeth
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Carol Kinsey Goman coaches executives and delivers keynote speeches and seminars to association and business audiences around the world. She can be reached by email at CGoman@CKG.com. To learn more about Goman, read her bio here.