Anyway, back to the business meeting. A gentleman came up to introduce himself to me at the meeting and we promptly shook hands. As soon as we shook hands, he complimented me on what a nice firm handshake I gave. Well, as you can imagine, I couldn't have been happier with his comment and we went on to discuss how annoying it is when someone doesn't give you a nice good handshake. Seems like he "got it" too!
I did a little research on this topic and found that a nice firm, but not bone-shattering handshake is considered important and appreciated by most, both in the world of business and beyond. It is also important to remember to make eye contact with the person whose hand you're shaking.
So what does your handshake say about you? Do you appreciate and value a nice handshake when greeting someone? Share your thoughts on handshakes by leaving us a comment here on this post. The best handshake story may just receive a little reward.