Guide to Techie Handshakes

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Guide to Techie Handshakes

  1. 1. Your Guide to Techie Handshakes Handshakes that totally need to become mainstream. Insight Innovation Taught Here
  2. 2. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes By now we all know how to impress each other with a strong, firm handshake. But the tech conference of the year is approaching (ahmm, humm, NetApp Insight) and it’s time to shake things up. With a little creativity you can bring a little personality to introductions and really impress people you meet. So start here, and before you know it the Rock-Paper- Scissors-Lizard-Spock may be seen in cities nationwide.
  3. 3. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes Source: TCGwithHats.com Rock-Paper- Scissors-Lizard- Spock Any of you Big Bang Theory fans know what we’re talking about. Instead of the traditional “Rock-Paper-Scissors” to settle things, Sheldon and friends prefer to work things out with a little thing called “Rock-Paper-Scissors- Lizard-Spock.” Well, it’s time for someone to make it into a handshake. " Oh, and if you need rules on how it works, check this out.
  4. 4. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes “Fizzbin” The Technical Support Secret Handshake This is not our idea, but it needs to be shared so we’re making it happen. Bust out this handshake to let them know that they’ve found another kindred soul. There’s no need for small talk or tech explanations, jump straight to geek speak. Read more about “Fizzbin” here. Source: Blogs.DavenportLibrary.com
  5. 5. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes Geek Gang " Signs Just flash one of these geek gang signs courtesy of this brilliant guy to show the world you’re qualified to be awesome. There’s a sign for everyone. " Source: JoeyDevilla.com
  6. 6. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes Photo source CityTV.com Community" Spirit Movie and television characters are always busting out with some hilarious handshake that we wish we thought of first. Don’t be ashamed to show your geek pride for your favorite show by copying your fav shake. One of the best is Troy and Abed’s greeting from Community.
  7. 7. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes Old Skool " Source: Complex.com Another television favorite? Reaching back in time for this one, " The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff had their own handshake that millions have copied (just don’t sing that theme song when you do it)." To see the full shake, go here.
  8. 8. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes Source: Geekologie.com The Light Saber Finger Shake Okay, this one isn’t totally practical since we would all have to walk around with light sabers on our fingers. But, just stop and think for a minute about how much fun life would be if that were the case. (Tip: you can pick up temporary Star Wars tattoos on the Web. Google it!)
  9. 9. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes The “Turkey” High Five As a rule, high-fives shouldn’t be on this list. They’ve had their heyday and don’t need to come back. But, what do you do with those people who didn’t get the memo? Don’t leave them hanging. Hit ‘em with a high turkey. Use a bald up fist to make the combined hands look like a turkey. Oh yes, and don’t forget to yell “turkey!” Source: SalesForce.com
  10. 10. Insight Innovation Taught Here Your Guide to Techie Handshakes The “Howie” Unshake Prefer to not touch strangers? You’re not alone. Howie Mandel may have been one of the first ones to be vocal about this phobia, but he’s certainly not the last. If you don’t want to shake hands with random people, there are about a million modifications of the arm or fist-bump that you can adopt for your own, and play it off as totally cool.
  11. 11. Insight Innovation Taught Here Learn about NetApp Insight Americas at: @InsightAmericas #NTAPinsight NetApp Insight Americas October 7-10, 2013 MGM Grand, Las Vegas Join the conversation: netapp-insight.com

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