Well, good news ! its true - You could be at a social gathering or a representative of your company at a business meeting and those impressions you create while interacting with people will determine your success now and in the future.
How does that happen so quickly ?
It all starts with YOU. How do you see yourself - Confident? Shy ? Capable ? Assertive, Funny ? Happy ? Reserved ? Nervous ? Serious ?
All this is reflected in the way you look, act and behave. Through your appearance, behaviour and communication - this determines how the world reacts to you. And this cycle goes on creating impressions, perceptions, image.
Now the better news - Yes, you can change that impression if the first impression wasn't the greatest in the world.
Ask yourself - does my image work FOR me ?