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The handshake


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A PowerPoint presentation depicting the different types of handshakes

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The handshake

  1. 1. Handshake:   Handshake A universally spoken language of greetings!03/05/13 9829027740 1
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  3. 3. Handshaking is commonly done upon meeting, greeting, parting, offering congratulations, or completing an agreement.03/05/13 9829027740 3
  4. 4. The purpose of a handshake is to convey trust, balance, and equality.03/05/13 9829027740 4
  5. 5. A Handshake can give you some clues about the person you are shaking hand with, like country provenience of a person and personality type.03/05/13 9829027740 5
  6. 6. Learning to give a good handshake can go a long way in helping restore self-esteem.03/05/13 9829027740 6
  7. 7. Wet Fish03/05/13 9829027740 7
  8. 8.  Wet fish handshake normally means a weak character, someone who is easily persuaded.03/05/13 9829027740 8
  9. 9.  Dead Fish A limp handshake. Has no energy, there is no shake, no squeeze, not even a pinch, and it gives the feeling you are holding a dead fish instead of a hand. Indicates low self- esteem. It is commonly found amongst inmates and people with a very low sense of self.03/05/13 9829027740 9
  10. 10. Hand Hug The " handhug " is popular with politicians, as it can present them as being warm, friendly, trustworthy and honest. Involves covering the clenched hands with the remaining free hand, creating a sort of "cocoon. "03/05/13 9829027740 10
  11. 11.  The Bone Crusher Shows overly aggressiveused  personality types. Also with less strength by individuals with a desire to dominate occasionally out of weakness or fear they will be dominated by others if they don’t do it. Is often performed by larger men that are trying to make up for smaller things and is also popular amongst politicians, lawyers, and other authoritative figures that think they have something to prove.03/05/13 9829027740 11
  12. 12. Queen’s Fingertips A person who offers fingers, instead of his palm for making a handshake is said to be making a Queen’s handshake. This handshake indicates a sense of superiority. Commonly seen in men- women03/05/13 9829027740 12
  13. 13. Keep Back Used by the aggressive types. The purpose of this one is to keep you at a distance and away from their personal space as they might feel threatened, they will lean forward or balance on one foot to achieve needed distance.03/05/13 9829027740 13
  14. 14. It can also be common to find this type of handshake in people who were raised in country/rural areas as the personal space for people in such areas is much larger than the personal space needed for individuals raised in the crowded cities.03/05/13 9829027740 14
  15. 15. Yank and Pull This one is considered a power play, it’s when a person decides to grab your arm and pull you in close towards them and inside their territory/personal space.03/05/13 9829027740 15
  16. 16. Possible reasons: The person is insecure and needs you to be in their own territory in order to feel comfortable and safe. They come from a culture/city that requires smaller space needs. They want to take control and get you off balance, considered manipulative because they want things done a certain way.03/05/13 9829027740 16
  17. 17. The Brush Off It is a quick grasp and then a release that feels like your hand being shoved aside. This handshake is a statement of “it’s my turf and my agenda that matters, yours doesn’t.” Listen first to what the person wants before talking about your ideas for them.03/05/13 9829027740 17
  18. 18. The Dominator Involves any use of a downward turned palm. A seemingly innocuous turn of the wrist, this handshake is more often than not an indication of superiority. It literally says, “I have more power than you.” The Dominator03/05/13 9829027740 18
  19. 19. Lobster Claw Person’s thumb and fingers touch the palm of your hand. The person doing this may fear connecting at a deep level and may have challenges building relationships03/05/13 9829027740 19
  20. 20. Hand Wrestler Your hand is taken normally and then twisted under the other person’s. This is usually done aggressively.03/05/13 9829027740 20
  21. 21. Teacup  No palm-to-palm contact. The other person’s palm is cupped, like a teacup. This handshake indicates that the person is hiding. Also could be shyness.03/05/13 9829027740 21
  22. 22. The “Urban” The “Urban” is popular amongst athletes and the younger generation. Has no place in the conference room. A slight elevation of the four fingers is all it takes to go from an appropriate business greeting to a disastrous ordeal.03/05/13 9829027740 22
  23. 23. The Shug Half shake – half hug The “ Shug ” is incredibly flexible and versatile. It conveys masculinity with a touch of affection; it’s reserved but expressive; and it’s close but not uncomfortably close.03/05/13 9829027740 23
  24. 24.   Also, a “ Shug ” can be premeditated or it can evolve from a proper handshake to the “Urban” to the “ Shug ”; truly versatile.03/05/13 9829027740 24
  25. 25. The Southpaw Otherwise known as the “Lefty”, the “Southpaw” should be avoided at all costs. To shake someone’s hand with your left hand is considered uncouth and even an expression of disrespect in some countries.03/05/13 9829027740 25
  26. 26. The I’m Too Occupied Right Now Seen in passing or hurried moments or feels obligated to extend his or her hand, the “I’m Too Occupied Right Now to Shake Your Hand Properly” handshake is the most difficult of all to execute.03/05/13 9829027740 26
  27. 27. The Fist Bump Not a “handshake”, the “Fist Bump” is a form of haptics and has gained overwhelming popularity. Generally not acceptable in the workplace, but popular socially and in business world.03/05/13 9829027740 27
  28. 28. The Appropriate Handshake Stand and extend your right hand straight out in front of your body, with your elbow slightly bent, and your thumb pointing to the ceiling. Lean forward slightly if there is room, but not so much that your faces are uncomfortably close.03/05/13 9829027740 28
  29. 29. The Appropriate Handshake Keep eye contact; do not glance down at the hand offered as you shake. Keep a pleasant expression; not stiff or overeager. Close your fingers around the other hand with your thumb resting to the side. Grip with a slight firmness (like a gentle squeeze) as you raise your hand slightly up and down for the “shake.” Release the hand after 3-4 seconds. 03/05/13 9829027740 29
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