Make a first impression that lasts and command the room with your image of power, success and results. There is an impact on your productivity, performance, profitability and your paycheck.
A first impression is made in 1/10th of a second with a judgment being made on your trust, competence, strength and dominance. (Princeton 2006)
7% of first impressions are made on the words one uses, the rest is on appearance. (Harvard 2017)
Employers pay a premium for attractive people, up to 5% more (Yale University)
People who work out make up to 9% more. (Cleveland State University)
Women who wear makeup to work earn up to an additional 30% in salary and they are considered more trustworthy and competent. (Harvard Medical School, Boston University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Instititute)
People who dress more formally for work think in a more abstract manner and do not get as caught up in the details. This ultimately makes them better leader with large scale projects and delegation. (Social Psychological and Personality Science)
Irmack Olcaysoy Okten
Susan Krauss Whittborne Ph.D.