Handshakes & Sitting Position

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Handshakes & Sitting Position

  1. 1. Presentation on Handshakes & Sitting Position <ul><li>By: </li></ul><ul><li> Ritesh Dwivedi </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>9350278866 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Firm Handshake <ul><li>Firm Handshake: The hand is held firmly at a reasonable distance, gripped and released. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended along with a smile </li></ul>
  3. 3. Glove Handshake <ul><li>Glove Handshake: “ Politician’s Handshake”, </li></ul><ul><li>Grasping the hand with right hand and cupping it with the left. </li></ul><ul><li>To be used only with friends, it’s a sign to build trust. Not recommended </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fingertip- grab Handshake <ul><li>Fingertip- grab Handshake: When the giver or receiver offers not full palm, but only the finger for the handshake. </li></ul><ul><li>This reveals ones lack of confidence. Not recommended </li></ul>
  5. 5. Palm up handshake <ul><li>Palm up handshake: Here the giver offers his palm facing upwards, so as to show his submission. </li></ul><ul><li>The receiver is given command of the situation. Not recommended </li></ul>
  6. 6. Palm down handshake <ul><li>Palm down handshake: Here the giver offers his palm facing downwards, so as to show his domination, aggression, and taking control of the interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>The receiver is given little chance to establish equal relation. NOT RECOMMENDED </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dead fish handshake <ul><li>Dead fish handshake: offering a lifeless, flaccid and sometimes cold and sweaty hand is called a dead fish handshake. </li></ul><ul><li>This is interpreted as sign of weak character. the giver offers his palm facing upwards, so as to show his submission. </li></ul>
  8. 8. SITTING POSITIONS
  9. 9. Attention <ul><li>Sitting straight, with head straight, eyes focused at the audience, shoulders straight </li></ul><ul><li>Indicates confidence, alertness and openness towards the interviewer . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sitting on the edge of the chair <ul><li>When we move to the edge of the chair, it conveys a lot of messages such as ready to </li></ul><ul><li>cooperate </li></ul><ul><li>accept or agree </li></ul><ul><li>compromise, </li></ul><ul><li>conclude the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>reject the statement/ argument </li></ul><ul><li>abandon </li></ul>
  11. 11. Crossed Legs <ul><li>One leg is neatly crossed over the other. Though a comfortable posture this can be misinterpreted as closeness. </li></ul><ul><li>Before elders and seniors in an organization this might be taken as a sign of disrespect. </li></ul><ul><li>It is advisable to play safe and avoid this posture. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Legs crossed at ankle <ul><li>This can be interpreted as close mind, or holding back ones feeling or truth . Must be avoided . </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hands on the table <ul><li>While sitting, hands on the table would mean, you need to lean forward and take support of the table. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be interpreted as intrusion into the other person’s territory. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also be interpreted to mean that the person is low on confidence and is looking for support. Must be avoided </li></ul>
  14. 14. Arms crossed on chest <ul><li>It indicates a protective guard. </li></ul><ul><li>It may be a comfortable gesture, but is considered to reflect a closed mind, defensiveness and negativity or disagreement. </li></ul><ul><li>Not recommended. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hands neatly held in the lap <ul><li>Displays confidence and self-control. Recommended. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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