Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Handshake Primer

The handshake represents trust, sincerity, cooperation, agreement, courtesy, and friendship.

With all of the things a handshake represents, it is worthwhile to make sure yours is a good one. Make it firm, but not bonecrushing. Grasp the full hand, not just the fingertips. Don't try to use a "cool" handshake in a professional setting, or when making a first impression. Look the other person in the eye when shaking their hand.

A good handshake may go unnoticed, but an ineffectual one will not. Now get out there and press some flesh ;)

2 Comments:

At 10:23 AM, Blogger brindlemastifflover said...

I could not agree more!! When I taught high school I always worked this skill into my curriculum. A co-teacher and I (this was in an inclusion classroom) would discuss the etiquette of a handshake and practice with students.

This is a lost art - one that is so very important!!

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous lisette said...

thank you for posting that. i did not know that there was a right way to handshake. a handshake truly gives a good impression.
merry christmas!

 

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