*Your First Impression Is The Handshake!*

Meeting new people for me is so exciting, but I was finding that when I moved to a new place, it wasn’t so easy for people to accept me, I didn’t understand why. Where I came from, most everyone loved me. Hummm… I love people. So I had a talk with self and I asked myself, “Why is it so hard for me to meet new people and be accepted?” When I moved to New Hampshire 5 years ago, I had to learn how to communicate with others. I’ve been told I have a very strong New York dominating personality and I realized I was scaring off more people then I was making new friends. I had to think, what would help gain peoples trust in me and be more receptive to me. So I thought long and hard and I finally found the answer! It’s the Handshake!

Take Notice if You are Shaking Someone’s Hand Properly

**A handshake can tell a lot about a person and believe it or not there is a right and wrong way of something so simple.**

When you go to shake someone’s hand, take notice where your hand is being placed. If your hand is positioned on top this means either you or the person shaking your hand thinks that you are better then them. If you are positioned on the bottom, it means you or the person feels that you are the lesser of the two. Make sure your hands are parallel; this shows that you both are equal.

Next step, allow them to grip your hand first, if someone shakes your hand softly, this means you should speak to him or her softly, if it is firm, speak to him or her with more authority.

Communication through a handshake is very powerful and it is one of the key elements in getting to know who it is you are speaking with and it is YOUR first point of identifying with
this person and making yourself known!

And one more element to your first met and greet. When introducing yourself, make sure you look at your partner directly in their eyes and have constant eye contact. Wandering eyes is a dead giveaway of lack of confidence or respect.

I know for me this was the key to now having more friends in a new place and I am associating with more people then ever before. More doors are opening up for me and I am so happy I found a solution to building new relationships!

I truly hope this helps you develop the new relationships in your life. And when we meet, please come and shake my hand! I can’t wait!

Suc-cesssss,Suc-cesssss, Suc-cesssss, WHOOOOoooooooo…….All Aboard, next stop…


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