First Impressions focuses on essential foundations for making positive impressions and connections with others.
This course contains 10 classes and is designed to be self-paced. Parent involvement is highly recommended. Each class includes 2-4 short instructional videos, and each video is supported by an exercise, drill, or assignment. We recommend covering no more than one class per week. Less experienced students may work through the material at a slower pace. (Time requirement expectation: 60-90 minutes per week for students aged 9-19)
If you want weekly oversight from an instructor (Win Heggem), in addition to the First Impressions Course, purchase the First Impressions Guided Group Class.
Key concepts covered include:
- Appearance & Body Language
- Vocal Quality
- Chronemics (the nonverbal messages of timing)
- Proxemics (the nonverbal messages of spatial distance)
- Observation Skills
- Eye Contact
- Greetings & Introductions
- Guidelines for Everyday Communication
- Listening Skills