Being likable is mainly about being accessible, says Marc Salem, Ph.D., a nonverbal communications consultant. “You want to break down barriers between you and other people,” he says. If you want to make the most of those first 100 milliseconds and the ones that follow—whether it’s for a first date or a job interview—nail these 13 simple steps.
It can take as little as 100 milliseconds for people to make up their minds about you, research has shown. That’s literally less than the blink of an eye. With that little time, everything from what you wear to what you do with your hands has an impact.