Make A Good First Impression

First date? Job interview? Business meeting? No pressure … but you have about 27seconds to make a good first impression. A new survey found that 70 percent of Americans make a first impression of someone before the person even speaks.

So what helps to make a good first impression? According to the survey, these are the Top 10 Contributors to Making a Good Impression:  

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

And the Top 3 Contributors to Forming a Bad Impression:

  1. Smells bad -- 66%
  2. Arrogant -- 62%
  3. Dresses poorly -- 49% (SWNS)

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