The Handshake

This goes along with first impressions.  Your handshake says a lot about you.  Are you confident, friendly, positive, and full of energy?  All of this can come through in your handshake.  This is very important in your professional life and your personal life. 

In my video, I show you the proper placement for a handshake.  I also talk about the wet washcloth or wet noodle.  This is a big turn off for many people if you don’t give a strong handshake.  Handshakes have changed over the years.  Check out the TEDx talk by Allan Pease entitled “Power is in the Palm of Your Hand” and he explains the history of the handshake.  It is very interesting.  Here is the webmail address for that.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZ7k8cMA-4

Now, back to you.  When you shake their hand, look them in the eye and pump your hand 2-3 times then release.  More than that can make the other person uncomfortable.  Smile!!  I can’t stress this enough.  They go “hand in hand”.  See what I did there?  Practice, practice, practice.  Practice with family, friends and eventually others.  Maybe a church, at a business event or a party.  So, make your first impression count and your handshake is a big part of that.

#handshake #firstimpression #interview #kimcubittconsulting

Published by kimcubittconsulting

I am a Certified Relationship and Career Coach, retired Public School Teacher and work as an Adjunct Communications College Professor.

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