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Donald Trump’s handshake has achieved some major column inches recently and not in a good way. His shake, squeeze and tug in method is a sure psychological way of asserting dominance. In business and in your day to day, your handshake gives the first impression of you and who you are. Here are my top tips on how to avoid the awkward handshake.
Firstly, be the first to extend your hand, it shows you are leading the way. Look the recipient in the eye and hold out your right hand, do not have your palm facing either up or down and smile. Take the other person’s hand in a firm but not vice like grip, you don’t want it to be too weak or to firm. Make sure the web between your thumb and fingers meets the web of the other persons, as this will avoid the limp, half-hearted handshake. Try to maintain equal distance between you and the other person and keep your hand perpendicular to the ground. Don’t roll the handshake or in Trumps case pull the recipient towards you. Shake up and down no more than two or three times. Don’t hold on for too long, a normal handshake should last about 5 seconds before it will seem awkward. Good Luck, the ‘manners maketh the man!’
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