1st Impression  (Read time 0:19) If the first impression of your crazy, creative, genius work raises eyebrows, drops jaws, tempts the gate keepers, and gets the door of opportunity to open…even just a crack, then that will provoke us to want more, learn more, probe more, and take more of our limited time to click through your world. However, if what we find when we enter your world disappoints us, or doesn’t live up to that first impression, then you’ve probably lost our trust forever, and it will take a monster effort to provoke us to return and click through your world again. The first sweet, scrumptious, juicy bite sets our taste buds up for the rest of the peach. But do subsequent bites live up to that first delectable delight?  
J Michael Dolan

1st Impression  (Read time 0:19)

If the first impression of your crazy, creative, genius work raises eyebrows, drops jaws, tempts the gate keepers, and gets the door of opportunity to open…even just a crack, then that will provoke us to want more, learn more, probe more, and take more of our limited time to click through your world. However, if what we find when we enter your world disappoints us, or doesn’t live up to that first impression, then you’ve probably lost our trust forever, and it will take a monster effort to provoke us to return and click through your world again.

The first sweet, scrumptious, juicy bite sets our taste buds up for the rest of the peach. But do subsequent bites live up to that first delectable delight?


 

COMMENTS


Posted By Vernon
Peaches

Q. What is worse than finding a worm in your peach? A. Half of a worm.

I Always love your funny comments Vernon! —Michael



Posted By vernon
question and doubt?
Most of your blogs encourage us to overcome the boundaries of our fears and you remind us to forge ahead with conviction. Now you are saying that it is possible that others will discover the thing I secretly believe...that I am really a charlatan, masquerading as something I am not. Now that little voice in my head is trying to remind me that my first impressions are just a thin veneer and the truth behind my facade will soon be revealed... Dang it! (and now you have me thinking that I should shave my armpits too)


Posted By Atma
1st Impressions

Wow! there could not have been a better day for me to receive this, thank you Guru Michael. Sometimes it's very difficult to get up, knock the dust off and psych yourself up for another meeting, another chance to make a 1st impression. You are certainly aware that it's not the first time you've told this story, made this pitch, but out of respect for those that have taken time out of their schedules to hear it, it's your duty as a co-creator, to bring your best game face and make them feel like it's the first time. In fact, all those other times were just warm-ups to this time. Don't forget, you're asking someone to pay you to do something you love to do. How many people in a life get to do that?

You're right Atma. Not many folks are making buck doing what they love to do. —Michael



Posted By Rachel
Life's a peach

Agreed Michael:-) To make a lasting positive, professional impression, one also needs the help and support of the right people. It is very hard to do this by yourself. Just like this GREAT blog, helps polish and refine...my artistic craft.. Thank you so much Michael! rachel.

Thanks Rachel. That's my job, I keep polishing the peach! —Michael



Posted By Russall
2nd Impression
I can usually get big wigs to read my stories and scripts. It’s keeping them interested once they’re there that’s the hard part. Actually your blog is always a rude awakening, an “eye-opener” for me! Thank you!


Posted By Beth M.
Check my pits!
Wow! This photo will haunt me! Now how do I reconcile when my songs are truly “ready” for the public’s first impression? Personally, I think I KNOW when I’m rushing out the door with hairy armpits.


Posted By Robert
1st impression
Yes I am a “Trep” who wants my clients to keep coming back again and again. In the process of creating a new product, of course there is plenty of team research. And after the product’s debut, I am always checking what sells and what doesn’t. And for what doesn’t, is it the marketing? Is it the product? Is the product worth revising or do I trash it? I do always invite my customers to evaluate what they like and don’t like. I seriously consider their suggestions. I never assume I have all the answers because this is not about me. It is truly about my customers.

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