Mister Private knows that a good handshake can leave a great impression on people. Typically, I just have people kiss my ring or bow down, but you might want to try something a little more plebeian. Shaking hands is common practice whenever you meet someone, and no one wants to have a limp, awkward handshake. The first thing to know about handshaking is that you use your right hand, even if you’re left-handed. Extend your hand in a perpendicular direction and give the other person’s a firm shake. Don’t squeeze too hard! Your goal is to impress and not to injure. Make eye contact and after 1-3 pumps, let go. There’s nothing worse than a handshake that lasts too long. You can try to practice on yourself—after all, you have two hands. That, and it would be funny if anyone ever caught you practicing.
|How To Shake Hands Properly and Confidently|