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Make a Personable First Impression

2 March, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Personable versus perfunctory. Two “P” words that are night and day apart in terms of the impact they make in an initial meeting; a perfunctory response that is matter-of-fact or one that is cordial, filled with warmth and topped off with a genuine smile can have a huge impact on a first impression. Such a […] Read more»

When People Think Of You, What Is Their First Thought?

15 March, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
When people think of you, is it good or bad? Do they think successful?  Smart?  Accomplished?  Insightful?  Abusive jerk? These first thoughts, like first impressions, are part and parcel of a career brand. It is amazing how many leaders are what they are without thinking about their personal brand.  They can come up with a […] Read more»