Manner Monday®: First Impressions

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First Impressions… you never have a second chance at a first impression!

No matter what age group I work with, we always talk about the importance of first impressions and how critical they are.  Everything from body language, to dress, to smiling, eye contact, and the handshake!  You can make or break an opportunity all on how you present yourself.  We don’t have control over how others will receive or perceive us, but we DO have control over how we present ourselves.

Thanks to Paula Burke with the Daily Oklahoman for quoting me in her recent article “Bad body language can disqualify jobseekers in minutes.”

What are the most important things you think someone should remember to do when making a First Impression?  I’d love to hear from you!

If you’re new to Manner Monday, I’d love for you to take a minute to learn more about why I started it. You can click here to read my very first post that tells all about it.

Thanks for reading!
Carey Sue


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  • Etiquette and the Generations – understanding ‘those guys’
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  • First and Lasting Impressions
  • Professional Dress
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