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:
- Smile: 53 percent
- Polite: 53 percent
- Well spoken: 49 percent
- Eye contact: 49 percent
- Good listener: 48 percent
- Smells nice: 46 percent
- Holds conversation well: 46 percent
- Body language: 44 percent
- Tone of voice: 44 percent
- 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:
- Smells bad: 66 percent
- Arrogant: 62 percent
- Dresses poorly: 49 percent