You had me at hello......

Have you seen the film Jerry Maguire? the famous line where Tom Cruise comes to Renee Zellweger's house while she's with a group of friends and launches into a long speech about why he wants to be with her. When Cruise is in full flow she says "Shut up. You had me at hello." (2 min video clip)

Research shows that people make judgements within the first 8 to 15 seconds of meeting someone.

We humans form opinions just as quickly using a part of our brain called the adaptive unconscious which processes large amounts of data very quickly, warns us of danger and triggers the fight or flight response in the amygdala. People hate to be sold to.

You only get one chance to make a first impression so make sure it’s a great one.

If you want to know how to build solid trust and rapport in only 15 seconds this book will help. Stop Selling and Get Clients by Bernie De Souza

A bit of humour

Funny signs

On a plumbers van: "Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber."
In a non-smoking area: "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action!"
At an optometrist's office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."
At the entrance to a funeral company: "Drive carefully. We'll wait."




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