How Does Your Handshake Rate?

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Shaking hands is a globally accepted tradition in business and key to making a great first impressions and often the beginning of a relationship, however how you shake hands is often a deal breaker.

What makes a good handshake?

Here are handshaking best practices:

  1. Make eye contact
  2. Smile
  3. Offer a Greeting
  4. Extend your right hand
  5. Firm — not bone-breaking — grip
  6. 2-5 seconds long
  7. Pump the hand once only

National Handshake Day

is celebrated annually on the last Thursday of June.

#NationalHandshakeDay

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Any tips you’d like to share on what makes a great handshake?