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  • 5 tricks to instantly appear competent

    Business Insider - 07/29/2014

    Research Digest compiled several studies on the psychology of first impressions, and we’ve highlighted five of the best ways to instantly appear competent.

    When you first meet someone, always look them in the eye. A study by Northeastern University asked participants to watch videos of strangers talking to each other for the first time and rate how intelligent each person appeared. The people who consistently made eye contact while speaking were considered more intelligent than those who didn’t.

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