Here’s the million dollar question: How many times do you have to make the first impression? Ok, you don’t really need to answer this one :)

Even though it may seem like everything about making the first impressions has already been told, each new piece of advice on the subject is just as precious as all the others.

Check out:  First Impressions: 5 Things Not to Screw Up




  • likeable – (especially of a person) pleasant, friendly, and easy to like
  • inward – existing within the mind, soul, or spirit, and often not expressed
  • know something cold – know something very well
  • size someone up – to observe someone or something to get information; to check someone or something out
  • disdain – the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect
  • dress up – dress in smart or formal clothes

Think about it


Answer the questions below.

  • What does it mean that people put you in a mental box?
  • How can you get ready for the first meeting with someone you don’t know?
  • What is the best way to be confident? Do you agree?
  • What are non verbal cues? How can they reveal your true attitude?
  • Do you agree that the way a person dresses might have a huge impact on the first impression they make?


Practice makes perfect


Fill in the blank spaces with the missing words. Use ONE word in each blank space.

________ best way to be confident? Know your subject matter cold ________ you want to inspire confidence, Caretsky says.

As for passion, there’s no hiding ________ lack of it. “[People] see and read body language very, very quickly,” he says, “and from ________ minute you walk in the door: what you look ________ from the standpoint of a dress code to the handshake that you ________ to what comes out ________ your mouth five minutes later. So leadership is critical.”


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