A person’s handshake says worlds about them, and the handshake is a major factor in the way each participant thinks about the other.
Before delving into some great handshake “how to” advice, let’s consider mistakes to avoid.
Limp: A limp handshake gives the impression of being weak. I think that it goes without saying that the limp shake is a dud. What’s the point of shaking hands in the first place if it’s just going to be a limp experience anyhow?
Too Much Shake: A handshake with too much shake can come across as annoying, inappropriate, and socially inept.
The Finger Grabber: Have you ever shaken hands with a person and instead of properly interlocking their hands with yours they only clasped your fingers? I hate that one; it’s weird.