15 Aug How To Shake Hands Correctly
Many important decisions are made over the simple gesture of shaking hands. You want to demonstrate confidence and respect when making a first impression, so here are some quick tips to shaking hands like a man.
1. Clean Your Paws
Take care of your hands, it’s one of the first things people will notice when they meet you. No one wants to shake hands with rough, crusty skin or grime under the cuticles. Check yourself.
2. Give Eye Contact
Always look people in the eyes when shaking hands. This shows the other person you’re interested and trying to connect. Just don’t make it weird.
3. Be Firm
Always have a solid grip and a firm handshake. Avoid the limp, wimpy hands with no life.
4. The Rule of Three
Three quick up and down movements and a release of the handshake. That way it never gets awkward or goes on for too long.
5. Exit Politely
When you’re leaving after having been introduced, always smile and shake hands to say goodbye. It can help to repeat names so that the introduction sticks. Be sure to express what a pleasure it was to meet them and that you hope to see them again soon.
6. Bow to the Queen
A slight bow to the queen puts you on an entirely new level as far as gentlemanly standards are concerned. This one takes some grace.