You don’t realise how much you communicate through a simple handshake.
The Rubber Glove
While shaking hands, cover the other person’s hand with your left hand. A favorite of politicians and clergy, this should be used only with someone you know well.
The Dead Fish
A limp handshake conveys weakness and a lack of self-confidence.
You should always be ready to initiate a handshake, demonstrating your eagerness to meet the person. Although etiquette rules once dictated that a man should wait for a woman to offer her hand, that’s no longer the case.
Make sure you’re standing when you shake hello or goodbye. It shows respect for yourself and the other person.
Look the other person in the eye. Don’t allow the handshake to linger too long, but you can show an extra bit of sincerity by holding their hand a second longer after the last pump.