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First Impression – Appearance: How to Look the Part

We form a first impression of someone within a few seconds of meeting them. It’s vital that you know how to create the right first impression for you. And the first thing that people notice is your appearance.

So, you need to look the part to make that strong and positive personal impact. This video takes you through all the elements you’ll need to make a brilliant first impression.

Watching this Video is worth 4 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 1.5.1
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 5: Personal Impact
Section 1: First Impression

Primary videos that preceed this video include:
– This is the first in the sequence

Primary videos that follow this video include:
– First Impression – Positive Attitudes https://youtu.be/eWlV1A6tHow
– First Impression – Posture and Gesture https://youtu.be/_ifp7jTHjoM

The elements of your appearance that contribute most to the first impression you give are:
– Clothing
– Accessories and equipment
– The colors you choose (learn how people interpret them)
– Acting naturally (for more on that, see the next two videos)

1. Review the clothes and accessories you would wear to your next business meeting. Ask yourself: ‘How do they stack up?’ (2 MC CPD Points)
2. Who do you know that dresses exceptionally well, and creates a splendid first impression through their appearance? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. What do they do, that you can learn from? (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Approach someone you know, who dresses well, and whom you trust. Buy them a coffee and ask for their honest opinions about your appearance, and what recommendations they have. (4 MC CPD Points)

– Dress Me Slowly, I’m in a Hurry: Master the Art of First Impressions to Stand Out in the Job Hunting Game https://geni.us/fv9c

Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
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Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 4 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 14 MC CPD points

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Avoid Leaking Authority and Giving up Gravitas
Structure Your Comments: 5 Ways to Enhance your Authority
Style and Presentation to Enhance Your Gravitas
The Power of Silence: How to Use it to Enhance Your Gravitas
Speaking with the Voice of Authority: How it Builds Gravitas
The Presence of Gravitas: How Deliberate Pacing makes People Take Note
Credibility: Gain Gravitas through Knowledge and Experience
The Trust Equation – Gravitas needs Trust
How to Build Rapport (Develop your Charisma)
How to be Likeable (Develop your Charisma)
The 7 Elements of Charisma
Physical Presence – Creating the Impression you are Completely Present
Mental Presence – Being there, mentally
Presence, Charisma, Gravitas: What’s the Difference?
Confidence – 10 Tips to Act with Confidence
Confidence – How You Can Feel Confident
Confidence – The Basics & Basis of Confidence
Assertiveness – What to Say to be Assertive
Assertiveness – Recognize Passive, Aggressive, & Assertive Behaviors
Assertiveness – What are Passive, Aggressive & Assertive?
First Impression – How to Use Posture and Gesture
Make a Good First Impression – Positive Attitude

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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