Thats because today (June 28), is National Handshake Day, and according to communications expert Amy Glass, the traditional greeting can be a make or break situation.
Glass explains, The handshake is the most acceptable form of touch in the business place. A good handshake shows that youre confident, open, and approachable.
For those who regularly reach out, Glass says the ideal shake should include eye contact, a firm grip, and two to three pumps, while a shabby shake is one thats too tight, wimpy, or sweaty.
But dont think a strong shake is just for men women need a great grip as much as their male co-workers.
Glass says, Chivalry in the workplace is out-dated. A kiss on the hand is fine in social life, but not in the business world.
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