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First Impressions

Mar 04, 2010

Posted by Molly Nelson -First impressions are important.  Somehow Trimalchio in West Egg doesn't quite grab you like The Great Gatsby does.  Perhaps Jane Austen knew this better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, as she scrapped the title of First Impressions for her novel in favor of the less direct, but certainly more memorable, Pride and Prejudice.

I'm not sure if the folks at Freelance Folder are Austen fans, but they have a great post on how to avoid making bad first impressions on potential clients

[Bad First Impressions That Can Drive Potential Clients Away]

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