Here are some helpful hints to remember when handshaking


Helpful tips to remember when handshaking

✺ Always be ready to initiate or receive a handshake

✺ Don’t carry anything in your right hand. It should be free for handshaking.

✺ Hold your glass in your left hand to avoid a cold, wet handshake.

✺ Extend your hand with the thumb up and out so the other person can get in to connect.

✺ Use fragrance sparingly in the business arena, it can be offensive.

✺ Don’t wear rings on the right hand in the business arena. It interferes and can be painful.

✺ Most of all, no one should refuse a handshake, if you must – say “I’d like to shake your hand.”

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About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teach; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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