Study in the UK – January Intake 2024
First Impressions – the 7/11 Rule. As the old saying goes: ‘You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression’. According to one university study*, people make eleven decisions about us in the first seven seconds of contact (“The 7/11 Rule”).
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“You never get a second chance to make first impression.”
Be punctual: It is important to be on time if you want to be respected. Being on time can help us cut down the stress too and it also shows that you value someone else’s time too.
Present yourself appropriately: Be presentative while visiting someone for the first time. As per research, it just takes seven seconds to create the first impression. And the outer appearance does count. Your appearance makes your statement. However, looks aren’t everything as per Cameron Russell. The combined impression of physical characteristics, body posture, facial expression, and clothing choices lets observers form accurate images of someone’s personality, so long as the person observed is presenting themselves genuinely. Unfortunately, people rely only on physical appearance that cues over the actual information. (HALO effect).
Be yourself: Be open and confident about yourself and what you talk about.“Fake it until you make it (AMY CUDDY)” and get the ball in your court. Testosterone increases and cortisol decreases. “Think fast, talk smart” (Matt Abraham).