DT | What's Your Story? Strategies for Managing First Impressions in a Hyper-Networked World 11:45
Everyone understands the importance of making a positive first impression, but did you know that in the first 7 seconds we encounter someone, we make as many as 10 subconscious judgments about them -- from their approachability to their political affiliation? And today, the availability of multiple, free online sources of information means potential clients, business partners and employers have likely formed an initial impression of you before you even enter the room.
Attendees will gain new, research-based insights into what goes into others' first impressions of them. By highlighting recent career management and social media research, we'll offer real world examples and best practice tips for ensuring consistency between how you want others to see you and how they actually see you, based on the combination of your presence both online and in person. We'll also leave attendees with a 2017 First Impression checklist for things they should check and steps they should take to maximize others' first impressions of them.
About the Facilitators:
Angie Pastorek, PhD - After 10 plus years managing communication and employee learning programs for global companies, Angie took a mid-career leap of faith, leaving her corporate job to pursue her lifelong dream of earning a PhD in organization communication. Now teaching graduate courses and on-site workshops in organizational communication through KU, Angie shares the latest research on organization culture and career management to help mid-career professionals successfully navigate the “hidden” workplace dynamics that can otherwise hold us back. She enjoys helping people recognize how to use available tools and information to communicate powerfully and effectively.
Lee C. Stuart, PhD
After three previous careers - as a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper journalist, a senior leader of innovative product and new business development initiatives with Hallmark Cards and 12 years as principal of a boutique management consulting firm. Dr. Lee C. Stuart recently joined the University of Kansas Edwards Campus as Leadership Programs Manager. Dr. Stuart brings experience in adult learning, disruptive innovation, organizational effectiveness, and strategic planning.