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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.

By Vanessa Van Edwards

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.

Check out these tips to help you always make a lasting impression on someone you meet.

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