Established, since 1997, leading UK based training provider.

Do you make a Good First Impression? Questionnaire

Do you make a Good First Impression? Questionnaire

Do you make a good first impression?

Take this test and change your life.

First impressions really do count.

If you are like most people, when you meet a new person, you make a quick judgement and decide quickly, if you like the look of them or not.

This first impression takes place in only about 90 seconds.
After the first 90 seconds, you have completed your initial assessment and then you tend to hold-on to that initial assessment.

You then engage in a process of selective perception, meaning; you look for evidence to support your original first impression, so it tends to be strengthened; and you tend to disregard any evidence that contradicts it.

So, if you have a good first impression of a person, then that good impression tends to be reinforced because you tend to select evidence to support your initial judgement. You want to prove yourself right.
And if you have a bad first impression of a person, then that bad impression also tends to be reinforced because you are on the lookout for evidence that justifies your first opinion.

So, first impressions really do count. And what is true for others, is true for you.

Q1 - When you meet people, do you smile?

Q2 - Which of the following mottos do you agree with most?

Q3 - When you meet others, do you make an effort to remember their name, or do you have trouble remembering names?

Q4 - When you meet people, do you ask about them or do you tell them about you?

Q5 - On meeting new people, do you try to talk in positive terms, or would you allow yourself to complain about the traffic, or the weather, or some other problem you are currently experiencing.

Q6 - If the other person says, “Nice to meet you. How are things?”. Which of the following responses are you most likely to give?

Q7 - How would you describe your handshake?

Q8 - Do you take account of the expected dress code, or rather, do you think they should “take me as I am”?

Q9 - If meeting someone in a business context, are you likely to be well prepared and have everything in good order and to hand, or are you more likely to have forgotten something or be lacking some information or paperwork?

Q10 - If meeting people at an appointed time, are you more likely to arrive ten minutes early or ten minutes late?

Your Details

Your name and email address will be used once to email you your report. If you haven't already chosen, you will be given the option on the next page regarding what other emails (if any) you would like to receive.

Let's Get Social

If you think a friend might enjoy this, please share it with them:

Drag this button: Good First Impression Questionnaire to your bookmarks bar or desktop to save it for use later.

Clear Communication Skills Articles From Our Blog

  • Six Top Tips to Improve Your Communication Thumbnail

    Six Top Tips to Improve your Communication

    20 September 2019
    Don't be misunderstood! Make it your mission today to improve your communication skills with your colleagues and friends. Here are our top tips to help you achieve this.
    Six Top Tips to Improve Your Communication Here are six ways to improve your communication skills: Be clear Be rational Be positive Listen more Ask more questions Criticise ideas, not people 1. Be clear. The most important thing is to be clearly understood. You cannot afford to pay the price for being misunderstood. In order to be clearly understood, b...
    Continue Reading >
  • Communication Mistakes Thumbnail

    Communication Mistakes

    10 September 2019
    We are all aware of the importance of good communication in business, between colleagues as well as with clients. Take a look as these common communication mistakes and see if you need to correct any that you make.
    Communication Mistakes Here is the list of the most common communication mistakes: Standing too close. Talking too much. Talking without saying anything of value. Only half listening. Swearing. Standing too close. Everyone has a personal space around them, into which they permit only their closest friends. If you unnecessarily impose yourself into the...
    Continue Reading >
  • The Secrets of Effective Communication Thumbnail

    The Secrets of Effective Communication

    16 July 2019
    Words have great power. They can conjure up images in the minds of your listener. Think about the language you use in order to avoid any misunderstanding. In business, using the correct words can make or break a sale.
    The Secrets of Effective Communication There are three secrets laws of effective communication. Your words have the power to create images in the mind of your listeners/readers. Therefore, you should use words in a way that the images they create correspond exactly to the images that you intended. Recognise that every image carries with it, a set of emotions. 1. Your words have the power to create images in the mind...
    Continue Reading >