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The Handshake!

25 Aug

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I’m ALL about a good, firm handshake (with eye contact to go along with it) when meeting anyone, especially for the first time. This is true in regards to your interview with a perspective client or employer. The three-second handshake that starts the interview is your first opportunity to create a great impression. But all too often an interview is blown right from the start by a poor handshake. Once you’ve delivered a poor handshake, it’s nearly impossible to recover your efforts to build rapport. Here are some examples of bad handshakes:

  • The Limp Hand:Especially with guys. Gives the impression of disinterest or weakness.

  • Just The Tips:Barely touching with just the tips of the fingers: Shows lack of ability to engage.

  • Cold and Clammy: Make sure your hands are dry and room temperature.

  AND make sure your nails are nice or cut with no dirt in them.  My nails grow fast so I am always checking them.  Your handshake says more about you than you know.

 

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Life Coaching

 

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