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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reading Body Language by Susan Constantine

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Chapter

2

First Impressions

In This Chapter

How first impressions are the most lasting

Which quick fixes can improve first impressions

How handshakes can make or break you

You know first impressions are important. That’s one of the reasons you’re reading this book. But do you know how quickly and permanently people form opinions about you before you even speak a single word?

One minute. That’s how long it takes people to size you up upon first meeting you. If that seems unfair, consider that you’re doing the same to them.

What your body says in that first minute—your facial expressions, your voice, your grooming, and the way you dress—will be the basis on which people form lasting impressions of your character, personality, income, and ...

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