A handshake may seem like a no-brainer — clasp hands, a brief pause sometimes followed by a squeeze or a pump and then all’s good, right? Wrong.
The way you shake hands can speak volumes about you and often times the message it’s conveying is inaccurate. There is a right way and wrong way to shake hands. This great article offers up 7 tips to get you greeting like a pro especially in the Unites States.
Other areas they didn’t touch on? Keep about an arm’s-length distance from the other person. Invading someone’s personal space can put them on edge. Additionally, don’t ever pull the other person or their hand towards you — this can be perceived as an act of aggression or dominance that can put you at a disadvantage.