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- Shaking hands is always
done without glove;
- Enter the room with
- When you know the name
of the person you meet, repeat his/her name a few time to yourself to make sure
it’s on the tip of your tongue;
- Be sure that your hand
is dry (wipe your palm on your skirt or trouser);
- Have the right attitude
by thinking positive thoughts, negative thoughts will be communicated through
your body language when you meet someone;
- Smile and look the
other person in the eyes, these are signs of honesty and confidence;
- Give a firm, warm and
sincere handshake, this demonstrates that you are capable, assertive and able
to hold your own;
- Stroke 2 times;
- Mention your name and
listen carefully to the name of the other person. Should you not hear the name
very well, ask him to mention his name again;
- Say something like good
morning or good evening and repeat the name – avoid using the word ‘Hi’;
- Observe the type of
handshake you are receiving. Is the person pushing, pulling or twisting? Is the
hand warm, damp, cold, dry or lifeless?
- A sweaty palm or damp
hand usually reveals a nervous person.
- A dry and cold hand is
perhaps an apprehensive and timid person or simply an older person
- Remember the handshake.
This can be useful for the next meeting.