- Cite some shortcuts to a great first impression.
- Define a thin-slice.
- Summarize what people who meet you for the first time are trying to determine.
- Explain the importance of the perfect handshake.
- Recall the characteristics of an excellent opening line.
- Describe ways to become a better conversationalist.
Skill Level Beginner
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