Secrets to leaving an unforgettable impressionTonya Reiman | 15 July 2015
Check out tips from guest author Tonya Reiman on how to make a lasting impression. Tonya Reiman is an American author, media personality and motivational speaker. She is a regular contributor on Fox, Inside Edition, WPIX and has been featured on GMA, Entertainment Tonight News, CNN, ABC and MSNBC. Tonya has extensive broadcast experience providing commentary for well-known celebrity and political figures. She is an expert in interpreting nonverbal cues, everything from personal and professional relationships to everyday interactions.
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Research proves that we’re spending more and more time online – nearly seven in ten (68%) Americans can think of a reason why they’d prefer to connect with someone online than in person (such as convenience, screening people and meeting people outside their circle of friends). But in a world where so many interactions happen online, the saying ‘actions speak louder than words’ has never been more true, especially when we power down the computers and meet someone in-person for the first time.
That’s why I’ve teamed up with Caress to discuss how to make a lasting impression when you finally meet in-person. There are two key factors you don’t experience when you interact online – touch and scent. Scent makes an immediate emotional connection, while touch helps us form bonds; that’s powerful.
Here are my top tips to stand out and make a lasting impression:
1. Touch + scent = unforgettable.
Leaving a lasting impression goes way beyond physical appearance; what matters is physical interaction and fragrance. According to a recent survey, nearly half of men are more likely to remember the touch or the scent of a woman than her name. Why? A touch forms bonds, commitment and intimacy, while scent triggers feelings and memories. Find a way to incorporate a natural touch (shake hands at an interview or brush up against your date); that instant connection is electric and makes an indelible memory.
Bonus, if you’re wearing Caress® Love Forever™ Body Wash, it will release a burst of perfume upon touch to truly captivate the person you’re meeting.
2. A smile is a gift; pay it forward!
Smiling communicates confidence, makes you more attractive, shows you’re interested and lifts moods. Seeing a smile causes a chemical reaction that decreases stress and boosts feel good transmitters in the brain. It’s contagious and others can’t help but smile back, so you benefit from the same positive effects. Practice smiling at 10 people each day – you’ll be surprised to see that 90% will smile back at you.
3. Play up your sensual side.
Did you know your neck is actually a sensual spot? If you’re going on a date, draw attention to that area by wearing a necklace that lands right at the base of your neck (your super sternal notch) and draw attention to that area during the date with a natural touch. Just make sure you forego a heart; that signals you’re already taken.
4. Beam with confidence.
Show you’re comfortable in your own skin - stand tall, make sure hands are turned down (hands turned up are a submissive sign), make eye contact and dress in something that makes you feel good. You will radiate and feel irresistible.
5. Layer your fragrance.
Scent is a major factor in attraction. Create a signature scent by stacking fragrances. Notes such as vanilla, amber, sandalwood and musk can actually enhance any other fragrance that you wear. Make your base a fabulous fragrance that has these notes like the new Caress® Love Forever™ Body Wash; it releases fine fragrance when skin is touched for up to 12 hours.
6. Posture, posture, posture.
It’s a given that good posture communicates confidence and it’s the first thing you notice about a person, but did you know that it can actually make you feel better? When you sit or stand tall, more oxygen is released to the brain, which in turn makes you feel healthier, livelier and rids the body of toxins. Go ahead – be a Fabulista and stand up straight!
7. Play it coy.
When you really want to reel your date in, don’t give it all away. Maintain an air of mystery by slightly embellishing the busyness of your life and leaving some questions unanswered. It will leave your date wanting more.
8. Talk without words.
The average person takes in more signs than they realize, so if you’re looking to show someone you’re interested, lean in while you’re talking, point your feet toward the other person and nod while they speak to let them know you’re listening. Even the way tilt of your head speaks volumes – a tilt to the right signals you’re trustworthy (perfect for a job interview), while the left makes you more attractive (try it on a date). Want to take it one step further? A soft touch to your heart and exposure of your neck are sure to send a message of sensuality.
9. Fake it ‘til you make it.
You don’t have to be a 10 looks-wise to come off like a 10. When you’re confident and feeling your best, people actually perceive you as better looking. So stand up straight, smile and sneak in a little touch and fragrance for a winning result.
10. Center of attention.
There’s no better way to catch the eye of an admirer than being the life of the party. We’re often drawn to those who are at the center of it all. If you’re uncomfortable when you first walk into a room, wave to the wall. That gesture immediately makes others think you’re important and have a higher social status. If you’re already a social butterfly, surround yourself with people, place yourself in the center and engage in lively conversation. You’re sure to be noticed and approached.
About the Caress® Survey
The Caress® Fragrance & Touch Survey was conducted by Kelton Global online between June 24th and July 2nd, 2015 among 1,031 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and over, using True Sample. Quotas are set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the entire U.S. population ages 18 and over. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. The margin of error for any subgroups will be slightly higher.