The good strong handshake. It's a sign of civil greeting on arrival, and polite thanks on departure. It's a sign of agreement, of giving our word, of confidence. As a woman, I was taught that my handshake had to be firm to convey strength, particularly in a business setting. Naturally, what does or doesn't go with the handshake -- how long to hold it, how many times to move up and down, whether or not you clap on the shoulder simultaneously or put a second hand on top -- all of this varies by culture, by geography, by circumstance, and by habit. But... Ladies and Gents, might we dispense with the overzealous vice grip? … [Read More...]
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