Making a Great First Impression Video

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Learn how to make a great first impression, in this video.

It can take just three seconds for someone to form an impression of you when you meet for the first time.

In that moment, the other person will be building an opinion of you based on things like your appearance, your body language, your voice, and your mannerisms.

These first impressions can be nearly impossible to reverse or undo, and they often set the tone for the relationship that follows. So, it's vital that you do all that you can to make the best first impression.

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  • Over a month ago Midgie wrote
    Hi Sam,
    Thanks for the link to The Power of Vulnerability. I have edited your post to remove the active URL as we do not generally (there are exceptions though!) allow hyperlinks to external sites. I have however tried cutting and posting the information and got to the site. I will check it out!

    I plan to check it out in more detail later!

  • Over a month ago sam_dubai wrote
    Hi Midgie,

    Yes I know this Ted talk. I'm a fan of her work. You can actually buy a more expanded version of Power of Vulnerability from: www. soundstrue.com/
    (Not sure why it didn't paste the above as a link)

    I totally agree that this has an influence on how you come across as a person.

    Thanks for the usual support.
  • Over a month ago Midgie wrote
    Hi Sam,
    I am placing more emphasis on my own personal development and, as you put it, come from the place of authenticity yet you wouldn't come across as "weak" or "awkward" I believe this makes better first impressions and more genuine interactions with others.

    Just the other day I was talking to a friend who recently separated from their partner, and we talked about using the phrase 'Sorry if I'm not being quite myself however I have alot going on'. This is a genuine acknowledgement that 'stuff' is happening without going into the detail of what that stuff necessarily is. I do not believe that going around telling everyone 'oh, I've just split up from my partner so I may be a bit grumpy' is the answer either. It is simply an acknowledgement that some big stuff is going on and it is having an impact.

    If people do not understand that we all have 'stuff' going on to varying degrees, then does it really matter what they think?

    I really love Brene Brown's TED Talk 'The Power of Vulnerability', have you heard it? I believe it does have an influence on making a great first impression. What do you think?

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