Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

The ability to create a great first impression is a strategic key to success. The first impression is created within seconds and lasts for years.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon



A first impression is a mental image of you that another person forms when s/he first encounters you




Importance of First Impression

You need to make a great first impression when you make a presentation, go for the first meeting with prospective partners, publish a video for a new audience, and on many other first-time occasions.

The First Impression is made within around 30 seconds.

First impressions last. Once created, the first impression is difficult to change.

The audience will make decisions about you from your first appearance, your facial expression, your body language, your words and the sound of your voice.

This may sound obvious, but you can't make the first impression twice. Make the most out of it!



Your Attitude

Your attitude is the first thing people pick up on. Before you say a word, your core attitude can start crafting the first impression about you. Project the attitude you want to − friendly, enthusiastic, confident, energized, happy, approachable, empathetic, a positive, proactive person it's great to deal with. When you are operating from inside a really useful attitude, your non-verbal communication, such face expression and body language, tends to take care of itself and sends out signals you want to send.

Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Think outside-in, smile inside-out

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon



Coaching by Example

To illustrate, here is my First-Impression video.

Life Mission

3 words I live by

Passionate Innovator

Message to the World



First Impressionism

Amazing and charmingly different performances of all contestants at at World IG 2019 and World IG 2020 inspired creation of FIRST IMPRESSIONISM as a vital new art that helps people achieve much more both in life and business.


Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

First Impressionism is a new vital art of creating a great first impression. It is a bit of science, but more of HEART & ART synergy.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon







Don't Pretend, Be

Don't pretend to be someone you are not ‒ people will feel intuitively you're lying to them and will dislike you.

Be yourself. Be positive, energized, passionate about our noble life mission and value creating activities. Be charismatic, be witty.

Your prospects feel subconsciously how you feel about them. Repeat mentally the following three phrases to create the right attitude towards your audience:

I am happy to be hear!
I am happy to see you all!
I am very interested in you, and I'm going to give you something very special! 




Making a Presentation

To be an impactful presenter, be inspired by the deep belief in your cause, but focus on your audience. Be passionate about your topic and let your passion show.

Plan your opening sentences and practice them in front of a mirror. Use short sentences. Keep technical information at a minimum. Grab attention with a joke, an interesting fact, a short anecdote, a quotation, a positive statement, a provocative question... something designed to arouse curiosity and get the audience looking and listening to you.

Be confident − even if you are actually not.




Learn from Dalai Lama

Invited to speak before the crowd of six thousand the seekers, the curious, and the skeptical - at Arizona State University, Dalai Lama entered the lecture hall and walked through the crowd smiling broadly and greeting people as he passed by... More




Connecting With People

Nicholas Boothman, the author of How To Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less, suggests the following three rules of making a good first impression:

① Look people in the eye and smile. Eye contact validates the person and engenders trust. Smiling makes you appear happy and confident.

Fit in when you want people to feel like they already know you, be a chameleon. You feel comfortable and relaxed with people who are like you. Pace your prospects, synchronize your body language with them to achieve immediate connection.

Capture the imagination and you capture the heart. Use sensory-rich language and images so others can see, hear, feel, smell and taste what you mean.



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