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The 4 Skills Needed to Make a Great Impression

Check out the research behind the first few seconds of meeting someone and how to make a great and lasting impression.

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This story appears in the May 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Making a great first impression is crucial -- not only in your professional life, but socially, too. But first impressions are not always easy, and if you fail to catch someone's attention, it may be game over for you.

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