10 Seconds to Make a First Impression

By Valerie Burns

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Research shows first impressions are formed within 10 seconds or less.

Business women and men understand time is money – but few have mastered the insider tips and tricks needed to present an image that instantly radiates magnetic confidence.

A key element is an image that represents your business or company perfectly. The following are seven tips and important guidelines for projecting a professional, confident and polished image:

  • Develop an awareness about what image is being projected.
  • Determine the best fit and style for your body.
  • Cultivate a polished style that exudes success for your business.
  • Understand how accessories enhance (or detract from) your overall look.
  • Learn how to project an individualized, polished image fitting to your personality.
  • Learn “what not to wear;” let go of what doesn’t serve you.
  • Create a stress-free closet that assists you in efficient selection and coordinating.

You may only have 10 seconds to create a first impression, but remember: You only have one chance.

As a Santa Barbara-based image consultant and public speaker, Valerie Burns has more than 20 years of experience producing style transformations that drive personal and professional success. See http://www.valerieburns.com/

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