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.