Thin-slicing is when we take a mental snapshot of someone and guess their competence, confidence and likability in less than a second.
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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_______.
People can judge our personality from handshakes alone. What does yours say?
Your goal is that your nonverbal shows whomever you’re interacting with that you’re calm, confident and powerful. You can do this with a launch stance.
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.
You’ve got a lot to pack into those seven seconds to make your impression a positive one.
In less than one-tenth of a second of seeing someone for the first time, our brain processes information about the person’s face—which leads to quick conclusions about a new acquaintance’s qualities, including trustworthiness, competency, friendliness, honesty and morality.