They say you never have a second chance to make the first impression… And this is exactly why it’s good to know how to shine right off the bat.

No matter how many tricks you already know, it’s always useful to add another one to your repository. Here are seven pieces of advice which may come in handy sometime somewhere.

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  • instant – a brief moment
  • attire – clothes/apparel
  • flip-flop – a rubber-soled sandal attached to the foot by athong between the big toe
  • grooming – to tend carefully as to person and dress; make neat or tidy.
  • reciprocal – mutual, working both ways
  • indifferent – without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic
  • gratitude – the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful


Think about it

Are these sentences true or false?

  • First impressions can never be altered .
  • If you don’t project a loser image, people will not treat you like a loser from the start.
  • To enhance your image, your attire should match general expectations.
  • The quality of your English is crucial to making a good impression.
  • A heavy backpack may be indicative of being disorganized.


Practice makes perfect

In the sentences below replace the phrases in bold with the expressions from the original text. Leave your answers in the comments below!

  • Here’s how to improve the way people see you.
  • Here are seven tips to improve your image, so people will recognize you as a winner immediately.
  • Always dress a little better than what’s expected.
  • No matter what net worth or position, when you’re unorganized, it shows and irritates those around you.
  • Understand and use the power of gratitude, whether it’s with small gifts, time, or a simple thank-you


Fill in the blank spaces with the missing words.

Image is everything, ____ least ____ first. Right ____ wrong, that first impression goes a long way ____ shaping how people feel about you until you impress them to think otherwise. You can feel successful people when they walk ____ a room. Attention goes their way in ____ instant. Everyone wants to be like them or near them. It doesn’t ____ if they are CEOs, salespersons or carpenters. Some people are naturally blessed ____ a successful aura, but most have to find their inner confidence and learn to polish ____ least some aspects of their image.


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