“I can feel the twinkle of his eye in his handshake.” – Helen Keller
Have a good handshake. Have you ever met someone with a milk-toast embrace? Or ever network with someone that gave you the vice-grip? Or ever shake hands with someone who would not let go? What is your impression? I’m sure whatever your impression was it is not a pleasant one. A good handshake should be firm and the length of embrace ought to be two to three seconds. Your handshake communicates a huge message as Helen Keller wrote, “I can feel the twinkle of his eye in his handshake.” Hug or not to hug? Generally hugs are reserved for more intimate relationships or when greater familiarity exists. Offering hugs to new acquaintances can be uncomfortable or can potentially send an unwanted advancement. A good handshake is safest and best when you are unsure.