How to: Handshake

Let it be known: when it comes to making a first impression, your well-crafted witty text messages will not suffice!  The best way to project confidence, kindness and all of those other adjectives that your mother told you you'd fail without, is a firm handshake. 

It's very simple.  When you are introduced to someone say hello and state your first and last name.  Look your new acquaintance in the eye and reach out for a handshake, grasping his or her whole hand (just like Jack Kennedy does in the picture above).  Squeeze firmly.  Smile! None of this danity finger grabbing I sometimes encounter!  Especially not for men!  You'll be surprised how many people notice and appreciate a handshake done well. 

Happy handshakes!

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