Category Archives: First Impressions

Punctuality: A Must for the Polished Professional

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Punctuality came to mind last week as I was racing down the road to get to an appointment, I had a sudden revelation. This is not uncommon for me. It has become a regular occurrence. I am never late–well, almost never, but I often arrive at meetings or appointments with only moments to spare. Living

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A Man’s Suit Coat: To Button or Not to Button

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Elegant businessman buttoning his suit coat. To button or not to button is the age-old question when it comes to a man’s suit coat. Some men seem to know when to button, when to unbutton and which button to button under which circumstances. Others don’t seem to get it all. Perhaps

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Summertime: Tattoos, Piercings and Excessive Flesh

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Rising temperatures bring out the unexpected in the office and around the house. Living in the South, I am seeing creatures that I have not seen in months. The most common is the blue-tailed lizard. As one of my cats found out, they are intriguing, but definitely not edible. She survived her encounter by the

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How to Reverse a Bad First Impression

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Have you ever said or done something awkward or unintended during an interview, a first time encounter with a potential client or meeting a new colleague? We all have goofed up at sometime or other and committed a faux pas that was irreversible and possibly unforgettable. It is not the goof that counts; it is

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So What If You Blow That First Impression?

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Everyone knows, or thinks they know, that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I don't completely believe that. Many times you do get a second chance. You may have the opportunity to meet another time with that interviewer, your new supervisor or the prospective client. Of course, the goal is

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