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Thin-slicing is when we take a mental snapshot of someone and guess their competence, confidence and likability in less than a second.
Choose ONE word from this list of adjectives or pick your own to fill in the blank. When people first meet me, they think I am_____
Did you pick a positive word? Or a negative word? You have to know where you stand now to move to where you want to be.
The most important thing to do for giving a good impression is to set your intention. Right now pick your ideal first impression word. When people first meet me, I want them to see me as_______.
There is almost no way to make a good first impression if you are having a bad day. If you have to go to an event, find a way to snap yourself out of your bad mood.
Working out, calling a friend or watching funny or inspiring YouTube videos before events often gets you in a more social, feel-good mood.
Get some of your favorite outfits or ornaments together and ask friends you trust what they think of when they see them.
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