The Smart Meetings team packed their bags and headed to The Line Los Angeles in the heart of Koreatown last week for high-energy new and renewed networking. A keynote by the trend-whispering, brand consulting Kate Patay followed by fun-filled one-on-one meetings made for a guaranteed brilliant experience for all.
First Impressions Matter
Patay shared secrets for making powerful first impressions, a crucial skill for professionals in any setting. She reported that within one-tenth of a second of meeting you in person, visiting your website or reading your email, people have already reached a conclusion about you and whether they want to do business with you.
Therefore, adopting authoritative speech and email habits is essential to gaining trust and growing your career. While simple, some of these things can be difficult to unlearn, such as nixing the verbal fillers of “ums” and “likes” from your speech and “just” out of your emails. That is how you make a strong first impression.
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