Here is something worth noting:
You have nine seconds to convince people that you are the one. Be careful not to overload them with too much information. Just concentrate on what really matters to them in that moment.
In nine seconds opinions and impressions are already being formed about you based on dress, posture, body language, vocal inflection, vocal tone, facial expressions and all other non-verbal signals one gives off.
If you survive the first nine seconds, then you can expand your foothold and give more information as you go along.
Use those 9 seconds – wisely.
(I have lost the name of the person from whom I borrow the opening sentence. So sorry.)
P Michael Biggs
One Word at a Time