“People whom we meet make quick decisions about us.
Should they hire us? Vote for us? Buy something from us?
First impressions are tough to change. You have only 7 seconds.
Make them count!”
Sylvie di Giusto, Author, Speaker, Coach & Owner of Executive Image Consulting
Seven seconds. This is that brief moment in time when others first see you, whether it’s at a meeting, on the job, or at an interview. They may have some prior knowledge of you, but this is the first time they actually lay eyes on you.
This book will show you how people make up their minds very quickly about your leadership potential, and either open the door for you or slam it shut. The good thing is that this process is entirely under your control. You can choose to present yourself as a leader, or not.
Because, your image is something you can control. You can make it what you want. You can control the message you send to the people who see you and interact with you. It’s a combination of your dress, your attitude, how you communicate and how you present yourself on the internet. These are all things that you can shape and mold to work in your favor, and help you to rise to the level of leadership to which you aspire.
I describe it as the professional imprint you leave on someone’s memory. It happens quick and indelible. Over the years I’ve learned it’s better to craft the way others are going to perceive you, rather than to sit back and hope it’s going to be in a great way.
What ONE word do you want people to think of when they think of you?
In my corporate trainings and events I let participants write on a Post-it one word—just one word—they want to be known for. Because, the painful truth is that the professional imprint we leave on someone else’s mind is only one word, and not an entire story you can tell.
Afterwards they have to do the same for other participants of the seminar. They have to write down what comes instantly to their mind when they think about or see the other person. My coaching clients? I take them out on the street to do the same in public.
The Post-its land attached on their backs. I let them carry around the burden and weight of their public perception through the entire session. They don’t know if the way they want to be perceived (on their own Post-it) has anything to do with the way other’s actually perceive them.
What do Leaders want to be known for?
It’s fascinating to see how people want to be perceived. There are certain traits and characteristics that are very common for those who aspire to be leaders. And, there is apparently a difference between the words female and male leaders have shared with me over the years.
Share with me the ONE word YOU want people to think of when they think of you. You’ll instantly receive the results and data of my research, and I’ll sign you up for my newsletter. On a regular base I will let you know how you can better control the professional imprint you’d like to leave in someone else’s mind. And how you are able to achieve what you would have written on your own “Post-it”.
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