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What does your Handshake say About You?
Handshakes Originally a way to prove you had no weapons in your hand when meeting someone new How do we use handshakes now?
Handshakes Now… Meetings, greetings, offering congratulations, closing a business deal, to say hi ALWAYS used to introduce yourself at an interview
Did You Know Prospective employers are “more likely to over look visible body piercings and tattoos than an INEFFECTIVE handshake”
What Monster.ca has to say… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8JU1iZd 0pE
When you shake hands, you are two times more likely to remember someone and them you Therefore…
TEN Handshakes to AVOID
The “Macho Cowboy” Bone crunching clasp No need to demonstrate your physical strength when shaking another person’s hand
The Wimp Usually delivered by men who are afraid to “hurt the little lady” when shaking women’s hands
The “Dead Fish” Conveys no power A firm clasp is more powerful than one that barely grabs the hand
The “Four Finger” When the person’s hand never meets your palm and instead clasps all four fingers, crushing them together Usually sore later!
Cold and Clammy Feels like your shaking hands with a snake Warm up your hand first
Sweaty Palm Self explanatory and GROSS! Wipe your hands off before you shake hands!
I’ve Got You Covered Happens when the other person covers your hand with his or her left hand as if your shake is secretive
“I Won’t Let Go” No, not that annoying Jason Mraz song Seems to go on for eternity because the other person won’t drop your hand Two or three pumps is appropriate
Southpaw Happens when the person uses the left hand to shake instead of the right AWKWARD!
Ringed Torture Occurs when the person’s rings hurt your hand Limit the number of rings you wear to one or two Avoid large stones that hurt!
Six Tips to an Effective Meet N Greet Stand up Step or Lean Forward Make eye contact Have a pleasant face aka SMILE Shake hands, two or three pumps Introduce yourself and repeat the other person’s name