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First Impression Advice 6 Tips To Make An Unforgettable First Impression

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Posted by: johnmarty on Mar 22, 2018

In this video I'll provide you 6 tips to make an unforgettable first impression that can be used for any encounter from a job interview to a date to a meeting with a potential client. All of which are backed by research. At the end of the video I’ll also reveal one thing you should never do when trying to make a great first impression.

According to a Princeton University study in 2006 it only takes 1/10th of a second to make a snap judgement of someone’s trustworthiness and attractiveness based on facial appearance alone. It's crazy to think how quickly people make first impressions of us!

What I found most fascinating about doing research on the topic of making a great first impression was that it's actually hard for people to make snap judgements on Competence. Humans only tend to care about trustworthiness at first to quickly determine friend or foe. This is likely a built in survival mechanism.

I think one of the key takeaways of this video if your trying to make a first impression for a job interview is to not worry so much about showing off your skills. What really matters is creating an emotional connection thought small talk where both parties have common ground.

Interestingly, when I went to software development school our teachers kept telling us that the people who got great jobs weren't the ones that had the most skill....they were the ones that you could envision sharing a beer with. Looks like the research confirms this! Skills can be taught, but the emotional connection is the primary concern.


Some of my references:

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth/dp/1501111108/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479090866&sr=8-1&keywords=angela+duckworth+grit

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

https://www.amazon.com/Presence-Bringing-Boldest-Biggest-Challenges/dp/0316256579/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479090515&sr=8-1&keywords=amy+cuddy+book

Changing faces: We can look more trustworthy, but not more competent

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150618121655.htm

Universal dimensions of social cognition: warmth and competence Susan T. Fiske1 , Amy J.C. Cuddy2 and Peter Glick3

http://www.people.hbs.edu/acuddy/2007,%20fiske,%20cuddy,%20glick,%20TiCS.pdf

Amy Cuddy First Impression:

https://www.wired.com/2012/11/amy-cuddy-first-impressions/


Equipment that I use in my videos:

Camera: Canon T6i with 18-55mm kit lens
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Lighting Kit
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What program I use to edit videos?
• Adobe Illustrator CC
• Adobe Premier Pro CC

I have a subscription to Adobe Creative cloud. (Student/teacher pricing is $19.99 a month and a regular monthly subscription is $49.99 a month). I highly recommend the creative cloud because you get access to all the adobe creative programs as well as all the latest updates)

https://creative.adobe.com/creative-cloud

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