Seven seconds. That’s all it takes to make a first impression, and it happens to you every day. In the time it takes to mutter just a few sentences, those around you have already made 12 snap judgments about everything from your education, success, and sophistication level to your trustworthiness, desirability, and competency. That’s why you have to make those seconds count, which is what Sylvie Di Giusto teaches in her business Executive Image Consulting.
Sylvie delighted the Smart Hustle audience at the 2016 Smart Hustle Conference with her presentation about image and first impression. You can get a quick glimpse by viewing our highlight video below.
If you were unable to make it to the conference, there is no need to worry. Smart Hustle has long been a fan of Sylvie’s work, which is conveyed in her book The Image of Leadership: How Leaders Package Themselves to Stand Out for the Right Reasons. Our coverage of Sylvie includes the following articles:
- 7 Seconds to Create a First Impression: How You Look Is so Important – A review of Sylvie’s book from December 2015 which tells you what to expect when you purchase your copy.
- Today’s New Interpretation of How to Dress for Success – Using Sylvie’s “5 levels of business attire” we explore what dressing professionally looks like and how it has changed in the modern era.
- Image Consultant Sylvie Di Giusto on Developing the Image of a Leader – In this article we feature an exclusive Smart Hustle video interview with Sylvie where she tells us more about this fascinating topic and explains the A, B, C, and D’s of your professional imprint, which is the imprint you leave on someone’s memory after they form impressions of you.
- Image Is Everything: 5 Things Every Successful Person Has in Common – Sylvie also explains that there is not one set formula for developing the image of the leader, but there are some reoccurring themes. This article explores the five things that all successful leaders have in common.
Use these articles along with Sylvie’s book to create a better professional imprint. Although you can’t change the fact that people will judge you in as little as seven seconds, your image is completely under your control.