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There is help. The Prospect Handshake Initiative What's your handshake saying about you?

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1 There is help

2 The Prospect Handshake Initiative What's your handshake saying about you?

3 Desired Outcomes To teach the skills necessary to make a positive impression on those we greet To teach the skills necessary to make a positive impression on those we greet To develop and practice positive social communication skills To develop and practice positive social communication skills

4 The Purpose of a Handshake Introduce self to someone new Introduce self to someone new Greet a friend, colleague, customer, or family member Greet a friend, colleague, customer, or family member Regardless of the purpose- your handshake leaves an impression on the person whose hand you are shaking

5 Different Types of Handshakes The Ten Handshakes The Ten Handshakes Knuckle Cruncher Dead Fish Sweaty Palms Brush Off The Controller Politician Shake Lobster Claw Hand Wrestler Tea Cup The Good Handshake

6 Qualities of a Good Handshake The following things need to be present for a handshake to be considered good: 1.Comprehensive Eye Contact 1.Dry and Firm Grip

7 The proper way to shake hands There is really only one correct way to shake hands in America: 1. Make Eye Contact 2. Extend your hand 3. Connect the “v” between the thumb and index finger of your right hand with the “v” between the thumb and index finger of another person's right hand Maintain eye contact 5. Give one to two “pumps” 6. Release

8 Your Turn Partner up with two other people Practice the steps Take turns evaluating each other using the rubric

9 THE RUBRIC 321 GRIPFirm; Connecting the V Too tight; too loseClammy DURATION1-2 Pumps 2 Seconds Too Short; timidToo Long; Awkward EYE CONTACTMakes eye contact the duration of the handshake Makes eye contact initially, but does not maintain Never makes eye contact

10 The Prospect Plan Soon- each student and adult in the building will be part of this initiative. Your next step will be to demonstrate these skills with other people throughout the building.


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