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First Impressions

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

Is This Your Car?

John Malik | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
John Malik

Your social media may be someone else's first impression of your company. And when a prospect interacts with your social media, what will their first impression be? Make sure it counts. And if your team isn't accurately representing their employer, perhaps it's time for some counseling.

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...

How Your Face Affects First Impressions

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but apparently the face is key for first impressions. In a new study, researchers in the United Kingdom in...

How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything about them -- would you be so blown away by every single one of them, convinced you needed to see them again soon? Not likely.

Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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Educator's Perspective: New Presentation Delivery Platforms

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.02.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

It seems to me that the next generation of online presentations is the call of the hour and there is great hunger for new presentation technologies world wide both at academic and industry level.

How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Can we really judge a book by its cover? When it comes to making snap judgments about others, it turns out, we may be pretty good at doing just that. ...

Seemingly Silly Scenarios That Might Cost You the Job

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business
Maureen Anderson

How does a hiring manager choose one person over another, assuming they're both equally qualified to do the work? Sometimes he has to rely on hunches, on a vague sense of a person's character. Sometimes it isn't even that scientific.

Happiness on Hold

Alice Savic | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Alice Savic

I'm on hold right now waiting for a human voice. And that gives me confidence that I will have sufficient time and content to write about this topic: ...

Foods You Should Never Order On A First Date

Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste

Go with your gut, as long as you don't break these rules.

How To Get Over Facebook Envy

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Humans are called the "comparing creatures." Comparing ourselves to others is how we make sense of life. Comparisons can inspire us to grow and change. Comparisons can also provide helpful examples of what we don't want to be. But comparisons without context don't tell the full story.

Zain's Secret

Alice Savic | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Alice Savic

Many people are suffering privately for a myriad of reasons. A face will not necessarily reveal this. Perhaps because we so badly want a solution and we want the solution to be simple, neat, clean.

5 Mistakes People Make When Meeting Someone New

Posted 12.02.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Cut these habits out of every first encounter and watch the world discover just how intelligent and charming you really are. Mista...

A Book and Its Cover

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Until the publication of my first novel, I'd never consciously thought about the importance of cover design. But the graphic artist's crucial role in the novel's production (and possible success) became apparent. The artist's talent was vitally important to the commercial viability of the novel.

Emerging Leaders - Making a Good First Impression Is in Your Hands

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

In any face-to-face situation, the more you know about the person you're dealing with, the better you can communicate with them.

6 Ways To Make A Lasting Impression

Business Insider | Vivian Giang | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Part of being a compelling leader and winning the trust of those around you is showing that you genuinely care and take an interest in what they're do...

"First Impressions" Action Short Brings Together YouTube and Superhero Appeal (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

Director Leo Angelos brought his stars Chester See and Hailey Bright to the What's Trending studio for the live debut of their short action film, "F...

Who Cares What You Do: I Care About Who You Are

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

Are these the only questions I can come up with? Absolutely not, but it seems they are the only ones that are socially acceptable to ask within the first five minutes of meeting someone. This drives me crazy, because the interaction is both boring and mildly irritating.

I'm Not 12 Years Old, But Thanks For Asking...

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

So, next time you meet someone new, remember to be aware of your actions and aware of how said actions can impact others.

'Do You Have Any Raisins? No? Well Then, How About a Date?': The Psychology of Pick-up Lines

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

First impressions matter, and our opening few lines can either energize the interaction or cause the other person to look around for the nearest exit. Gratefully, psychologists have spent years of celibacy trying to understand the psychology behind pick-up lines.

The Power of Enrollment

Marcia Wieder | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Marcia Wieder

A visionary or a big dreamer has a dream, articulates with clarity so people get it, expresses it with passion so others are inspired by it; a true visionary invites others to join them.

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.

First Impressions: What's Inside Isn't All That Counts

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

What does someone's eyes, nose, smile, skin or hair typically tell us about them?

First Impression Fears

Liz Hastings | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Liz Hastings

Why would I bring up my thoughts on religion, gun control or capital punishment immediately after showing her our wine collection?