You Have Two Seconds

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James J. Mercier, P.E.


You only get a couple of seconds to make a first impression. Many people know that first impressions are important during job interviews, but good first impressions are crucial in many business situations:

– Meeting a prospective client
– A sit-down meeting with a new manager
– Networking with new colleagues
– A first get-together with your new team

Listen to Susan de la Vergne as she follows up her IEEE-USA Insight article “You Have Two Seconds” and explains why a good first impression matters and how to make one.

About The Presenter

Susan de la Vergne worked in software development, software quality control and technology management for 25 years, a career she prepared for early in life by majoring in English in college. Her technology management career spanned several industries—banking, retail, higher ed, and utilities. She then left the corporate ranks to help professionals develop as leaders and become mindful, efficient communicators. She’s the author of four books, including Engineers on Stage: Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals, has written for numerous publications, and has been a columnist for IEEE-USA InSight for over six years.

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