First Impressions

First Impressions

What You Don't Know About How Others See You

Book - 2004
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What kind of first impression do you make? A first impression is the most important impression you'll ever make--and you get only one chance to make it. Business deals can be made or broken, first dates become second dates or not, friendships are created or fail to form; everything hinges on that all-important initial encounter. And yet most of us don't know how we're really seen by others. Many of us don't know how to make a good impression. Wouldn't you like others to see you as confident, interesting, attractive, and sincere? Ann Demarais, Ph.D., and Valerie White, Ph.D., consultants to many Fortune 100 companies as well as creators of First Impressions, Inc., a New York--based dating and consulting firm, offer you the keys to putting your best self forward in any new situation, whether you want to strike up a conversation at a party or are meeting a blind date or a new business client. You'll learn to see yourself as others see you, and how to tweak your style to create the impression that reflects the real you. Breaking down a successful first impression into its seven fundamentals, the authors show you how to master these principles so that you can make the best first impression. They also show how to avoid common misunderstandings that leave others with a bad impression, how to reveal the four universal social gifts, and they outline practical steps you can take to enhance your personal charm. Informative and filled with enlightening research studies, do-it-yourself checklist reviews, and dozens of helpful case histories, First Impressions is a fun, groundbreaking, and long-overdue guide to the most important moment of virtually any relationship: the first.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780553803204
0553803204
Branch Call Number: Health & Wellness 158.2 Dem
Additional Contributors: White, Valerie 1963-

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Aug 22, 2017

Easy read without too much of jargon. I like the checklists after each chapter. Ideas are not original but the presentation is. Clearly a book that was written to push their consulting services.

libraryfamily_1 Jun 20, 2013

If you feel you need help in meeting new people and making a good first impression then this, of course, is an excellent book but I encourage people who think they communicate well to take a look at it also to see if they are coming across as they intend to. Lots of information but well written and easy to read.

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