The time between meeting someone and having that person decided they definitely don't like you is very, very short.

According to a new survey by CW 18 - Charlotte, you only have 27 seconds to make a good first impression.  And that's not 27 seconds from when you start talking . . . the majority of people start that countdown clock from the moment they see you.

So . . . what can you do to make sure that impression is good?  According to a new survey, here are the top 10 things . . .

Smiling . . . being polite . . . being well-spoken . . . making eye contact . . . listening well . . . smelling nice . . . holding the conversation well . . . good body language . . . good tone of voice . . . and dressing well.

And the three worst things you can do are:  Smelling bad . . . being arrogant . . . and dressing poorly.