Friday, April 17, 2009

First impressions

You know what they say about first impressions? They say that's what imprints you in someone's mind, the first time you meet them?

The first impression is almost like your entire personality compressed into a five minute shot and you risk being stamped with a wrong label. I find that so unfair, because you find yourself carrying that weight for a long time.

And then i came across this at Antique mommy's.

It is a long video but do watch a brave 47 yr old contestent changing that first impression, unfazed by the laughter which greeted her. (click on the blue words to watch the video)

Sometimes, it pays to give someone a chance.

For those who missed the previous post, do watch this too...and keep those tissues handy...



11 comments:

Kavi said...

This video has been doing the rounds now for some time.

As someone who isnt quite as 'presentable' sans charisma sans special effects, i have fought this battle long enough now !

For many years, this saying from Mahatma Gandhi used to adorn my wall.

First they Ingore you
Then they laugh at you
Then they fight you
And then...
You win !

I guess i am doing ok now !

BTW, this is an inspiring video !

Karthik S said...

hey i have just finished reading your new post and here is your comment in my blog.... Feels great.
Thanks!
That beautifully imperfect... touching.

mindspace said...

Liked all the videos there.. the Good Evans for example :) thanks for the link Suma dear..

Monika said...

u tagged suma, please take it up

http://ourprinceojas.blogspot.com/2009/04/best-of-motherhood.html

Joy said...

Your 5 minute shot is what is called a 30 sec elevator speech. The idea is if you are in a elevator with CEO or some top shot of your company, you have exactly 30 sec to make a lasting impression in their mind. Of course, it's extremely challenging.... Will check out both the videos...

Gazal said...

"when you point at my imperfections,pls remember that there are four fingers pointing at your ownself."

touching video

rayshma said...

did u see the 12 year old boy sing??? same show... OMG!
love them both.

and yeah... it's a reminder to not be so judgemental. :D

Madhumita. said...

Suma I knew I wouldn't be disappointed in the inspiration dept. at your blog :). Simon was as much a treat as Susan - and great header on your page btw.

Mama - Mia said...

i have been reading about this lady recently! sadly no sound on my PC at work!

this office! they expect me to WORK! ;)

cheers!

abha

Suma said...

kavi...

that's a lovely saying, for sure...and of course you are doing more than okay, i'm sure!



Karthik...
:)
yes, teh video is nicely done, even tho its a slight take off froma popular film...


mindspace:

you're welcome, :)


monika::
i read yours, very very nice...


joy....
check it out when you have the time, worth it...and teh 30 sec elevator speech works when you want to impress someone i guess, but not otherwise...


gazal;
well said, as always, m'aam...


rayshma,
no i didn't :( its yor duty to point me out to things like that!
i came across this at someone's blog and now i find its actually all over the internet...but i loved susan's attitude!


madhumita...
you deserve commenter of the day award...you noticed my header image...simbly marvellous esp since its been taken by me...:)
and simon's expression was CLASSIC!
and welcome back!!!



mama-mia::
go see when you get time...
and shhh! get back to work!

rayshma said...

i hereby vow to fulfil my duties more responsibly! :D