You project an image based on which people form a first impression about you. It just takes a few seconds for the first impression to get formed. This first impression then works like filter on the eyes of people and they see you through this filter always. People decide about your personality, values, success, authority and your intelligence based on this impression. It takes just about 3 to 5 seconds for this first impression to get formed. Latest research has shown that first impression lasts forever.
It is essential to have the ability to create a powerful and desired first impression for success in personal, professional and social life. Whatever happens with one in any sphere of life depends on the outcome of a first meeting. One needs to learn the science and art of image management in order to be able to do this. It is not a simple process but an involved one taking into account several factors that contribute to one image. It is an ongoing evaluation as with changes in age, circumstance and roles and goals the image projected has to be different. With average age of India coming down each year the competition in every sphere is getting fiercer day by day and people who do not manage their image will get left behind. Image Management involves optimally utilizing resources of clothing, grooming, body language & etiquette and vocal communication. Each one of these elements communicates and it is essential to understand their language and use it to the best advantage.