How to Master Your Handshake

How to Master Your Handshake Handshakes are the ultimate greeting. A handshake is is the physical link between two people, and the physical greeting that goes with our words.  We notice people non-verbally by their touch, and the way we touch someone in both social and business situations - that is appropriate and customary - is with our handshake. A handshake reveals a great deal about a person, such as their personality, feelings and motivations.  It also conveys one’s attitude toward others. Every time we extend our hand to shake another person’s, we are being evaluated or judged by our handshake - and vice versa. We know a good handshake and bad handshake when we receive one. Have you evaluated your handshake?  Do you know what it is revealing or conveying to others about you? It is important that you do - so practice!  Shake hands with someone that you trust and ask them for their feedback. In any business or social situation, you should feel perfectly at ease shaking hands with whomever you meet. In order to leave a positive first impression through your handshake, and to elevate your professional presence, it is important that your handshake is firm because ...

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