Myth #1: To make a great change in your life, you must change who you are. Not so. You must become more completely who you already are." - Rick Smith, The Leap: How 3 Simple Changes Can Propel Your Career from Good to Great
Ahh...the first impression...a mere 90 seconds to win them over or, perhaps...it's over. So what do people say to themselves when they meet you? Do they say, there's something about this person that I really like? Whether you are trying to get a great deal on a Martin LX1E acoustic-electric guitar with a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany high-pressure laminate back and sides, with a warm satin finish or you're in the first of a series of 'dream job' interviews or even asking someone out on a date (perhaps to join you around a glowing fire while you jam on your new guitar in celebration of your latest greatest career move), you need to establish a connection. Research shows that you have about 90 seconds to make a favorable impression. Here are 3 keys to making a positive, truly memorable, connection.
1. The Initial Greeting
3. Communication that Makes a Difference
Avoid these pitfalls:
One last interesting tip: 'Eye Cues' for detecting lies.
Check out John's books The No Shorts Book and Deciding to Thrive.
by John Wasserman
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