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First impressions count!

March 03, 2015

First impressions count!

According to Stanford Professor Carol Kinsey Goman, we decide if people are trustworthy in the first seven seconds of meeting them.

We've all heard the advice about the importance of making a great first impression, and there are many ways to make sure that you put your best foot forward right away. Throughout your career, you will have the chance to introduce yourself one-on-one to people with the potential to be your mentors, employers, and business partners, among others. It offers the opportunity regularly - take advantage of it!

Prepare for:

In a nutshell, a few quick tips:

  • Smile when you talk (even on the phone)
  • Be ready with a great handshake (see below)
  • Raise your eyebrows (this one is less useful on the phone)
  • Be aware of your posture (stick your hands straight up into the air to stretch yourself out before meeting someone new... of course do that in private)!
  • Be prepared with questions to ask others (a reminder to check out Power Questions)