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First Impressions in 30s or Less - 1st July 2007
Reading Time 2 minute 18 seconds
We’ve all been single and hence tried to chat people up
However my line of “Hi I’m
Mr Right I believe you were looking for me”
If you remember the old Indian elephant story its amazing the different perspectives people can get of us
So I decide to investigate how long we have to make a first impression.
My web research concluded
that that common view is that it takes between 7 and 30 seconds for
people to make a first impression.
Good to Great - Jim Collins 7 Habits - Stephen Covey Discover you Strengths - M Buckingham Richard Branson's Auto biography Brilliant Memory - Dominic O'Brien Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill Freakonomics - Stephen Levitt Getting Things Done - David Allen The Machine That Changed the World Watching the English - Kate Fox
3 Blind Men & An Elephant
Other books and CDs I've mentioned can be found here
But if your like me, the first 30 seconds don't always seem to workout that well, such as my old chat up line, so I wondered if the first 30 seconds go wrong how do you change that first impressions.
So I went back to Google and
I searched and searched but surprisingly I couldn't find any articles
on how to change a first impression
So there appears to be no
quick wins or simple tips on how to change a first impression.
So with a little thought
and preparation maybe its not that difficult to get that first 30 seconds
right and the effort, time and complexity is a lot less than
correcting that initial impression later.
For all these areas you
still only have 30 seconds to make that first impression.
Till next week make some great impressions