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Rich Fields

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How much time do you think you have to make a good impression on someone, when meeting them for the first time? A few minutes maybe?

You may be surprised to find out that its only a mere 27 seconds. According to a study by Dollar Shave Club study among 2,000 Americans examining the art of first impressions found that seven in ten Americans (69 percent) form a first impression of somebody before they even speak.

With that, it may be a good idea to take a look at the top ten contributors to making those 27 seconds work best for you.

Top 10 contributors to forming a good first impression:

  1. Smile: 53 percent
  2. Polite: 53 percent
  3. Well spoken: 49 percent
  4. Eye contact: 49 percent
  5. Good listener: 48 percent
  6. Smells nice: 46 percent
  7. Holds conversation well: 46 percent
  8. Body language: 44 percent
  9. Tone of voice: 44 percent
  10. Well dressed: 42 percent

And in case you’re wondering what NOT to do, here are the top three no-no’s:

Top three contributors to forming a bad first impression:

  1. Smells bad: 66 percent
  2. Arrogant: 62 percent
  3. Dresses poorly: 49 percent




Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .