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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Etiquette Tips - How to Shake Hands

6 Tips for Shaking Hands

I’ve always felt it is important to teach children to shake hands and to introduce themselves. I can’t tell you how many young adults I’ve met who had not mastered the art of shaking hands. It’s such a simple skill and one that is not always taught in the home. Take a moment this week and teach your children how to shake hands.

Here are a couple of tips for teaching your child how to shake hands:
Hold the other persons hand firmly, but don’t squeeze too tight.
Maintain good eye contact.
Stand tall.
Speak clearly.
Be yourself.

Remember first impressions are important
or as I like to tell my students, “Perception is Reality.”

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