January 8, 2013
“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.” – Malcolm Gladwell, Blink:The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Think about how all five of your senses are engaged when you meet people. Too often, we focus on just the spoken word when we work to become a “Communication Powerhouse.” However, the unspoken word and the things we do that engage the other senses are just as important.
A friend of mine who competes in humor competitions told me that your jokes and humor need to punch in the first seven seconds. You need to get the audience to like you immediately. Similarly, when people meet you for the first time, you are being assessed in the first seven seconds. There are several clues you are giving to others before you even […]