EP019: Psychology of First Impressions. How You Can Control Your First Impression

What is the psychology of first impressions? How are first impressions formed? How long does it take to form a first impression? When you know how first impressions are formed, you can control the first impression you give and you can control the first impression other people form about you. 

First impressions are incredibly powerful for emerging leaders. If you can control the first impression you give, you can guide people to form the first impression you want. 

You can get people to form the impression that you’re a confident, authentic leader. You can get people to form the impression that you’re approachable and friendly. Whatever impression you want people to form about you, you have control over it!

In this episode, I delve into first impressions and help you understand the psychology of how first impressions are formed and how you can control the first impression you give.

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What will you learn in this episode?

In Episode 19, The Psychology of First Impressions: How You Can Control Your First Impression, you will learn:

  • Why are first impressions important.
  • The psychology of how first impressions are formed.
  • Why you don’t get a second chance to form a first impression – or do you?
  • Two interesting & insightful studies on first impressions.
  • How long it takes to form a first impression.
  • What happens in the first 7 seconds of a first impression.
  • The role your appearance, body language and communication play in first impressions.
  • How you can use your knowledge of first impressions to judge people more fairly in the workplace.

Resources mentioned:

Kara’s video courses on soft skills & communication skills: www.executive-impressions.com/video-courses

Watch this YouTube video to learn how to make a great first impression!

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About Kara

Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox