Many of my clients are staying connected to staff, customers, or members, by hiring me to deliver virtual presentations.

I provide high-impact and high-content virtual presentations through Attendify, Engagez, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Google Meet, Hopin, Loom, Meetview, Microsoft Teams, StreamYard, Webex, and Zoom.

You probably have a dazzling presence. Your long-term customers and coworkers probably adore you.  But have you ever wondered, what it is like to meet you for the very first time?  How do people perceive you?  What is their first impression of you?

When you meet someone for the very first time, there are actually six perceptions going on all at the same time.

Who I think I am.

Who I believe you think I am.

Really who you think I am.

And from your side of the relationship:

Who you think you are.

Who you believe I think you are.

Really who I think you are.

So, when you are a public figure, or when you are representing your organization in public or private settings, make sure you look the part.  People are drawing conclusions about you quickly.

As a corporate keynote speaker, I point out that it may take people as little as 100 milliseconds to form an impression of another person – to decide whether he or she is attractive, trustworthy, competent and likable.  According to Princeton University, that’s less time than it takes to form a rational thought.

When you anticipate that you’re going to meet someone for the first time, consider what you can do to ensure that the person perceives you as you actually are.  As a keynote speaker on leadership, I always remind people to be on their best behavior, there is always someone that will notice.

If you need to find a keynote speaker, plenary speaker, breakout speaker, concurrent session speaker, seminar leader, or workshop facilitator who can deliver in-person, virtually, or via prerecorded session, Kit Welchlin, M.A., CSP, CVP, is a nationally recognized professional motivational speaker and author and can be found at or