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(Opinion) You are Not Steve Jobs: Why You Shouldn't Wear the Same Thing Every Day

If you are what you eat, as the saying goes, clothes have a similar impact: you become what you wear

It takes only one chance to make that impression. Will you be ready when the opportunity presents itself?There’s a growing trend in tech: Some founders are increasingly opting to wear the same outfit every day as a kind of self-imposed uniform. If ...

by Sheree Gotuaco  | June 10, 2018 09:00:00
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The Science of the First Impression: 5 Elements of a Great First Impression

The first impression informs how you're thought of well beyond the first moment, so get it right

In the business world, a good first impression is crucial. It primes how you’re seen and how you’re responded to. The reason why the first impression is so powerful is that the human brain judges information sequentially, according to Arthur Dobrin, a researcher in the ...

by Carolyn Sun  | March 20, 2018 12:00:00
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How to Make Meaningful Connections With People Who Are More Successful Than You

If you're always the most successful person in the room, you're hanging out in the wrong rooms.

We’ve all heard the advice “you become the people you hang out with.” This means that you not only need to surround yourself with successful people (however you define success), but that you also need to be continually networking up to raise the ...

by Ivan Misner  | September 19, 2017 08:00:00
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People Judge Your Face and It Could Affect Your Professional Prospects

Your eyes could also be the window to your bank account

In business and networking, first impressions can make or break a potentially lucrative and successful relationship.As a rule, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover -- making assumptions is a recipe for misunderstandings and miscommunication. But it is unfortunately human nature ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 14, 2017 06:00:00
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Research-Backed Ways to Impress Anyone in Two Seconds

Got two seconds? Make the most of them

Say you have a big pitch coming up. You make an impressive agenda, put together a killer deck, and practice answering hard questions. But there’s a problem. This is all focused on the middle and end of your pitch, and it skips ...

by Vanessa Van Edwards  | January 08, 2017 12:00:00
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4 Keys to Making the Best First Impression

Lean in, keep your eyes wide and act engaged

Do you know how to make a good first impression? We all think we know the basics: immaculate hair and/or makeup, a nice suit, good personal hygiene, a winning smile and a strong handshake. But there are actually other things you can ...

by Andrew Gazdecki  | December 16, 2016 12:00:00
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8 small things people use to judge your personality

Sometimes the little things in life make a big difference.

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the ...

by Travis Bradberry  | July 06, 2016 07:00:00
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10 research-proven tricks to seem smarter than you are

When it comes to succeeding in the real world, perception is half the battle.

It is great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people think you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.“I not only use all the brains that I have, but ...

by Travis Bradberry  | June 01, 2016 08:00:00
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6 ways to master the art of first impression

Take control of the first impressions you make.

Amy Cuddy, a psychologist at the Harvard Business School, has been studying first impressions for more than a decade. She and her colleagues found that we make snap judgments about other people that answer two primary questions: Can I trust this person?Can I ...

by Travis Bradberry  | April 18, 2016 09:00:00
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10 ways you can blow a first impression

If you aim to create a good first impression, be sure to avoid these 10 common blunders.

The difficulty with first impressions is that when you meet someone new, you don’t often know if that person could be highly valuable to you or your business. Yep, that random person at that restaurant or the baseball game that was just ...

by Adam Callinan  | August 25, 2015 12:00:00
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20 ways to create an impressive office reception area (Infographic)

Offices with an inviting ambiance always make a good first impression. Check out these tips on how to make yours more impressive.

It may be a cliché, but it's true: You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. The old but wise adage rings particularly cutthroat in business.Within milliseconds of entering your office, potential clients make up their minds about ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | March 23, 2015 10:00:00
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13 habits of exceptionally likable people

Check out these 13 behaviors that make emotionally intelligent people 'likable.'

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, ...

by Dr. Travis Bradberry  | March 20, 2015 08:00:00
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