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First Impression

You Judge People The Second You Meet Them, And They Judge You Back

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

We'd all like to think we give strangers the benefit of the doubt. New research proves otherwise. Our brains actually process opinions and judgments a...

3 Things To Do For An Awesome First Impression (Says Science)

YourTango | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living

First impressions can be powerful and long-lasting, so you'd think they would take a lot of time and consideration when being formed. Sadly, that's not the case.

The 7 Judgments People Make When They First Meet You

YourTango | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living

By Caithlin Pena Have you ever wondered what someone's first impression of you is? Do you look like someone they can trust, or do you appear like an ...

How to Override the Assumptions Others Make About You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When it comes to perceiving you, your colleagues are (without realizing it) relying heavily on assumptions, the miserly brain's favorite shortcut.

First Impressions: A Roadmap or a Roadblock?

Russ Gerber | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Russ Gerber

If limiting labels, bleak stereotypes, or discouraging first impressions become the thought-model we blindly adopt as our own -- defining who we are and influencing who we will be -- then we need better models.

Your First Job Interview: How to Nail It

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Put your best foot forward, because it's all about the first impression. Remember: You only have one shot!

7 Ways to Make a Killer First Impression

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business

"We judge books by their covers, and we can't help but do it," according to University of Toronto psychology professor Nicholas Rule. Not only do we m...

Public Service Announcement For a First Date

Tracy Strauss | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

Don't tell me there's something about my eyes that has made you talk about the details of your sex life with your "ex"-wife and that you hope you haven't overshared.

Handshakes That Grab Respect

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

A firm, friendly handshake with good eye contact shows self-confidence. And far more than you realize, you unconsciously judge others by the way they shake your hand.

What Employers Can Deduce In 30 Seconds

Posted 03.25.2013 | OWN

By Candace Braun Davison Here's how to make a first impression on a job interview that leads to one final question: "So, when can you start?" Ke...

I Hate to Admit it, but Beauty is Intimidating

Mara Menachem | Posted 03.18.2013 | Women
Mara Menachem

I don't want to believe it, but women measure themselves against other women's attractiveness.  Because of this, making friends with someone more attractive, they fear, will somehow diminish their own attractiveness. 

What My Friend's Death Taught Me About Life and Business

Deirdre Cienki | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business
Deirdre Cienki

The days we were up before the crack of dawn, we accomplished so much. It's no surprise the most successful businessmen and women make it a routine to rise before the sun.

Make a Good Impression in 30 Seconds

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Mini-impressions do count. And although you never get a second chance to make a first impression, you do get many chances to make the next impression.

Presenting Yourself on a Budget

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Robyn N. Cohen

Presenting yourself is everything when it comes to landing a job. This starts with your resume and ends with a hand-written, thank you note after your initial interview.

Building a Personal Brand Means Investing in Yourself

Mark Jeffries | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada Business
Mark Jeffries

With everything we say and every step we take, people choose whether to buy us... or not. Would you buy you? Take a few minutes to consider how you have invested in yourself -- your clothes, your tone, your brand, your knowledge, your stories... your buy-ability.

Proper Business Card Presentation

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.24.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

A handsome business card, properly presented, always makes a good impression. A business card is an extension and expression of you. Here are some tips on business card etiquette.

Customer Service Etiquette: How to Keep Your Customers Happy

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

These days, promotions galore are getting customers in the door, but are they repeat customers? Making a customer happy is not always easy, so what can we do to help?

How to Make the Perfect First Impression

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

According to Princeton researchers, strangers give your face one-tenth of a second to impress. With no time to waste, here's how to bowl someone over.