The Importance of First Impressions

Whether we like it or not, the world makes judgments about an individual based on appearance.  Being attractively dressed and put-together makes a good first impression for job interviews, meetings with clients, and first dates.  Dressing to look your best says that you respect yourself and what you’re doing.

Research about first impressions at Harvard University concluded that we make an in-depth and long-lasting impression in a mere two seconds.  Perhaps more surprising, the first impression is seldom subject to change.

When you meet someone face-to-face, 93% of how you are judged is based on non-verbal data – your appearance and your body language.  Only 7% is influenced by the words that you speak.

Is your appearance communicating the right things about you to make a great first impression?

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