A good rule of thumb is no open-toed shoes, sleeveless dresses, or clothes that are baggy.
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You’ve got a lot to pack into those seven seconds to make your impression a positive one.
When you’re nervous, it shows in the way you’re standing or what you’re doing with your hands. The same goes for when you’re confident. Standing tall and making eye contact shows confidence.
If you need a quick boost of confidence, take a power pose. One great power pose is the wonder woman – your hands on your hips, legs out in a V shape, shoulders and back straight, and chin slightly up.
It indicates that you don’t care about what’s currently happening and you aren’t fully committed or engaged.
Unless you need your phone to demonstrate something, it should not be in your hand.
Being late always equals a bad first impression and is one of the hardest mistakes to recover from. When in doubt, show up early.
Thin-slicing is when we take a mental snapshot of someone and guess their competence, confidence and likability in less than a second.
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.