At lunch yesterday, a good friend asked my advice about her handshake. Carol said, in the last month or so, she noticed people she met often commented something to the effect, “Wow…that’s a firm handshake.”
One or two comments, and she thought nothing of it. Four and five, she took notice. She knew something was not quite right with her handshake–she wasn’t quite sure.
After just one shake, I knew what the comments were all about. Carol was (a) grasping the hand too tightly and (b) too firmly inserting her web (area between thumb and pointer finger) into the receiving person’s web.
With just a few practice handshakes, Carol was back to her “unnoticeable” self again.
People should not be commenting about your handshake, male or female. It should just be a quick and natural exchange between two people. It shouldn’t be noticeable, ever.
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