Second First Impressions

Second First Impressions

PRAISE FOR SALLY THORNE 'Hilarious, heartfelt, smart and sexy . . . everything I want in a romance' Sarah J. Maas 'The warmest, coziest, sweetest book of the year, an absolutely perfect blend of humour and heart' Emily Henry 'Funny, sexy ...

Author: Sally Thorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349428918

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'A truly adorable, heart-warming, swoon-worthy love story' Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare 'Read this the right way (in one day), and miss it so badly all ready. Like being inside Sally Thorne's cute, cozy, whimsically wall-papered . . . No one writes like Sally. . .Just. So. Sweet' Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author Distraction (n): Something that turns your attention away from something you want to concentrate on. See: Teddy Prescott. ______________________________ Ruthie Midona is twenty-four (going on ninety-four) and fully committed to her job at a luxury retirement village. Keeping herself busy caring for the eccentric residents means that Ruthie can safely ignore her own life - what little there is of it. Teddy Prescott is practically allergic to a hard day's work. When he rocks up as the retirement village's newest employee, Ruthie is less than impressed. The last thing she needs is a distraction as irritating (and handsome) as this selfish rich kid. Lucky for Ruthie, her favourite pair of mischievous residents need a new assistant to torture... so she hands over Teddy, ready for them to send him running. Except Teddy may be about to surprise her - not just by surviving the old women's antics, but by charming Ruthie so much, she starts to remember that there's more to life than work... Could Teddy be far more than simply an unwelcome distraction? ____________________________ PRAISE FOR SALLY THORNE 'The next Sophie Kinsella' Bustle 'Funny, sexy and instantly unputdownable' Paige Toon 'I inhaled Second First Impressions - I had to force myself to slow down because I didn't want it to end. A book hasn't given me the warm-fuzzies like this for a very long time' Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare 'Warm, witty and wise' The Daily Mail 'A brilliant, biting, hilarious new voice. THE HATING GAME will take the rom-com world by storm. One of the best I've read, ever' Kristin Higgins, New York Times bestselling author 'Charming, self-deprecating, quick-witted and funny' The New York Times 'An addictive, dazzling debut. The Hating Game is bursting at the seams with love (and hate) and heart' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author 'A smart and funny modern romance' Good Housekeeping 'One of the most delectable rom-coms I've ever read' Entertainment Weekly
Categories: Fiction

A Second Look at First Impressions

A Second Look at First Impressions

So often we look at the first impression only. We fool ourselves if we do not take a second look at this first impression. Ask the class to give examples of situations, which changed with a second look. Maybe they have relational ...

Author: Paul Friesen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595530991

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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What does the Bible teach? What did your parents teach you? Is your faith just a mirror of someone else's views? This book is about the challenge to separate and discover the truth for the student or reader. I grew up with so many different belief systems. Which one is right? By choosing to take a second look at the first impressions I was able to empower my own faith. By empowering my faith I was able to stand on a foundation of truth that made sense to me. This strength and empowerment can be yours by using this book as a guide. It is both simple to understand and easy to read, but challenging to find definitions in our life based on the Bible or tradition. Challenging your belief system allows you to personalize and strengthen your faith. Seeing your belief system in smaller pieces helps you sort out falsehoods of traditions past with the truth, resulting in a stronger system which can strengthen your personal relationship with God.
Categories: Religion

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Researchers conducted an experiment that compared first impressions with assessments built over a period of months. ... This experiment indicates that a ten-second first impression gleaned from the second group of students was almost as ...

Author: Heidi M. Neck

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483383514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 681

From Heidi Neck, one of the most influential thinkers in entrepreneurship education today, Chris Neck, an award-winning professor, and Emma Murray, business consultant and author, comes this ground-breaking new text. Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments. Based on the world-renowned Babson Entrepreneurship program, this new text emphasizes practice and learning through action. Students learn entrepreneurship by taking small actions and interacting with stakeholders in order to get feedback, experiment, and move ideas forward. Students walk away from this text with the entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and toolset that can be applied to startups as well as organizations of all kinds. Whether your students have backgrounds in business, liberal arts, engineering, or the sciences, this text will take them on a transformative journey.
Categories: Business & Economics

PUSHING DOUBLE NICKELS

PUSHING DOUBLE NICKELS

IMPRESSIONS. ARE. IMPORTANT. It is very true that you can never make a second first impression. However, that does not mean that you cannot make up forabad first impression if you make the effort. Sometimes showing the courage to step ...

Author: Bradley Stewart Fischl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499047158

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 742

Obesity is an epidemic in America and worldwide. This former IT industry veteran shares his cautionary tale (and success!) with his personal fight against obesity and smoking cigarettes. Including tips on living with Type II Diabetes, chronic pain, and a host of other things that he has learned in his 55 years on this planet so far, Pushing Double Nickels has something for everyone. Here are a few of the "50 Things" covered in this book: A simple long-term way to lose weight permanently. How to quit cigarettes forever on the first try. The advantages of being an optimist. Advice and tips on Public Speaking. Advice for Business Professionals. Why Mystery Shopping is no mystery. You can improve yourself at any age! Why you are connected with everyone on Earth. 80 total life lessons, interesting facts, and much food for thought. Includes hundreds of web links you can use for further information! “Pushing Double Nickels” is meant to educate, illuminate, and motivate you into doing something positive for yourself, a loved one, your community, and your planet. Positive change is something that everyone can do beginning at any age. All it takes is the desire to improve and the self-motivation to make the long-term lifestyle changes necessary to accomplish your goals. Short-term fixes such as surgery, diet plans or programs, diet pills or shakes, etc. will only work for a “short” time. More often than not if the weight returns because the person did not make the long-term, lifestyle changes required for lasting results. What is needed is a way to live that you can continue to do for decades and for the rest of your life. Diet control is the key factor. All the diet plans and exercise in the world can't undo taking in more calories than you burn off. Self-improvement is much more than just losing weight or quitting smoking, it includes moral and ethical improvement as well. But getting your health in order is the first step. If you are overweight or obese then you are also more than likely dealing with other "bad" numbers like high blood sugar (Diabetes or Prediabetes), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and now face a much shorter life-span as a result. And quitting cigarettes can be done on the first try. So, it's time to take control. Time to finally do something to make sure that you're going to be around a while longer. In Pushing Double Nickels I share how this old IT guy and former couch potato who was clinically obese and had a 30+ year smoking habit, took control, quit on the first try, and walked off over 100 lbs. We are all in this together but, making positive changes to humanity require making those changes individually first.
Categories: Self-Help

First Impressions

First Impressions

Ann Demarais, Ph.D., and Valerie White, Ph.D., consultants to many Fortune 100 companies as well as creators of First Impressions, Inc., a New York–based dating and consulting firm, offer you the keys to putting your best self forward in ...

Author: Ann Demarais, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307418074

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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What kind of first impression do you make? A first impression is the most important impression you’ll ever make—and you get only one chance to make it. Business deals can be made or broken, first dates become second dates or not, friendships are created or fail to form; everything hinges on that all-important initial encounter. And yet most of us don’t know how we’re really seen by others. Many of us don’t know how to make a good impression. Wouldn’t you like others to see you as confident, interesting, attractive, and sincere? Ann Demarais, Ph.D., and Valerie White, Ph.D., consultants to many Fortune 100 companies as well as creators of First Impressions, Inc., a New York–based dating and consulting firm, offer you the keys to putting your best self forward in any new situation, whether you want to strike up a conversation at a party or are meeting a blind date or a new business client. You’ll learn to see yourself as others see you, and how to tweak your style to create the impression that reflects the real you. Breaking down a successful first impression into its seven fundamentals, the authors show you how to master these principles so that you can make the best first impression. They also show how to avoid common misunderstandings that leave others with a bad impression, how to reveal the four universal social gifts, and they outline practical steps you can take to enhance your personal charm. Informative and filled with enlightening research studies, do-it-yourself checklist reviews, and dozens of helpful case histories, First Impressions is a fun, groundbreaking, and long-overdue guide to the most important moment of virtually any relationship: the first.
Categories: Self-Help

Impressions

Impressions

second. first. impressions. We'd been in our new place for a couple of weeks when my dad noticed the date on the calendar. A couple of times before, he had missed important dates because he was so wrapped up in repairing this or ...

Author: Elizabeth Anderson

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781613464113

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Elliot blames himself for the death of his best friend Charlie, and has a hard time dealing with it. Eventually he meets Allison, a fellow member of the stage crew for the school play. He slowly allows her into his life and they become best friends. The friendship is tested when she learns she is diagnosed with bone cancer. How will he be able to lose another friend?
Categories: Fiction

Immersed in Media

Immersed in Media

Lindegaard and her colleagues (2006), for example, have demonstrated that we are easily able to decide on the aesthetics of webpages in as little as 50 ms – one twentieth of a second. First impressions have also been shown to be ...

Author: Matthew Lombard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319101903

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 791

Highlights key research currently being undertaken within the field of telepresence, providing the most detailed account of the field to date, advancing our understanding of a fundamental property of all media - the illusion of presence; the sense of “being there” inside a virtual environment, with actual or virtual others. This collection has been put together by leading international scholars from America, Europe, and Asia. Together, they describe the state-of-the-art in presence theory, research and technology design for an advanced academic audience. Immersed in Media provides research that can help designers optimize presence for users of advanced media technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, collaborative social media, robotics, and artificial intelligence and lead us to better understand human cognition, emotion and behaviour.
Categories: Computers

Shooting Ladders

Shooting Ladders

Because we now had more time to get to know one another (and since she had a new job, she was no longer “whining” about her other job), ... Even the “secondfirst impression just kind of reinforced my initial first impression.

Author: Gary Keeney

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453531793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 700

View: 512

Shooting Ladders is a book of advice written to a little girl named Tori. She was four years old when the author started writing the fi rst topic, and she was eight years old when he fi nished the last topic. But he didnt write it for the Tori of then or even the Tori of now; instead he wrote it for the Tori of the future, as something to help her make the right decisions in her late childhood/early adult yearsand throughout her life. The book contains the authors opinions on hundreds of various subjectssome of them practical, many of them philosophical; some serious, some whimsical. On a typical subject, the author tells a story from his own personal experiences and then adds a morala lesson for her to learn from the story. Although hes not trying to tell her what to think; he is trying to guide her into making the proper decisions in life. The author hopes that shell carefully weigh all the options and choose the paths that lead her to a good and happy life
Categories: Philosophy

X Marks The Target Y Is Where I Landed

X Marks The Target   Y Is Where I Landed

X-SECOND FIRST IMPRESSIONS BEING ALLOWED, AS AN IMPERATIVE Once the first impressions have been made, set into still-wet cement, I believe a second go-round should be in order, To smooth out all of the bumps and rough patches, ...

Author: Michael DeBenedictis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387240975

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

View: 534

If you havenÕt had the luxury of experiencing a person in presence, conversation, and (mis)adventures simply read their work with an open mind and forgiving spirit. Truth and thought-provoking dialogue are most forthcoming when one is made to write it down and reflect upon it, making it impossible to lie to oneself, or anyone else. This writer finds that autobiographical material is the most honest and unwatered down (or puffed up) when it is the stuff of (sup)planted source details for fiction and poetry work. There it can be found purposefully and subconsciously left at or just below the surface, for the sake of discovery. Other times it is a capture - for personal and scientific study and understanding - and release method. This bookÕs material is no different. It is full of interesting and humorous everyday observations, deep philosophical waxing, honest reflection of current life and times, and relieving exorcising of mental luggage for the sake of inspiring another and offering experiential knowledge.
Categories: Poetry

Management Secrets of the New England Patriots

Management Secrets of the New England Patriots

605 –Troy Brown You can't make a second first impression. Psychologists tell us we seldom change our minds about people after forming a snap judgment seconds after meeting them or hearing them begin a speech. But first impressions are ...

Author: James Lavin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780976203988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 152

Definitive account of the New England Patriots. Analyzes "success factors" responsible for three Super Bowl victories in four seasons. Vol. 2 covers training, planning, collaborating, and motivating. Entertains and informs with humorous, insightful quotations from players, coaches, executives and owners. Essential for fans of Bill Belichick's Patriots and anyone building a great organization. Author earned his economics Ph.D. at Stanford, where he analyzed "high-performance work organizations" like the Patriots.
Categories: Business & Economics