Episode 014 - First Impressions

Thank you Pinkpreneurs Executive Director, Teresa Scaini of Anchor Your Success for your fabulous question.

This episode is for those people who 

Want to create deep, connected, meaningful relationships with clients

Want to hear from raving fans

Know how to spot a connection and then create it

As this is Valentine's Week, we wanted to include how to have more intimate rapport with people. This is a two part series. This week we start with First Impressions. Next week, we'll discuss Lasting Impressions. 

Communication is most effective when it’s person to person

We use words, tone, body language to effectively communicate

First impressions are made in just seconds from when you meet someone for the first time. I’ve heard various statistics from under 7 seconds when they first see you, to under 30 seconds. Whatever the statistic you’ve heard, it’s quick and often running out of your awareness.

Let’s start with communication

Professor Albert Mehrabian's communications model

7% of message pertaining to feelings and attitudes is in the words that are spoken or written

38% of message pertaining to feelings and attitudes is paralinguistic (the way that the words are said).

55% of message pertaining to feelings and attitudes is in facial expression.

Watch Amy Cuddy's TED Talk – Your body language shapes who you are.

Your posture can get you in to a better state of mind when you’re walking into a meeting, an interview, a networking meeting.

Stand in a power pose for two minutes. What power theme song will you add in?


“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Will Rogers,

References & Thanks:

Albert Mehrabian, Model of Communication

Amy Cuddy, Amy Cuddy is an American social psychologist, author and lecturer known for her research on stereotyping and discrimination, emotions, power, nonverbal behavior.

Thanks Teresa Scaini for your question. You can connect with Teresa Scaini by contacting her below: www.anchoryoursuccess.com | Facebook


Episode 015 - Lasting Impressions

Episode 013 - Power Series Summary