Chapter Three - Meet and Greet
Is the Handshake Obsolete?
Remember,the handshake means, “I come in peace”. By refusing to shake hands, whether in the boardroom, the courtroom or the playing field, opponents have no way to establish a non-combative relationship. Over the years we have developed alternatives to the handshake.
Alternatives to the traditional handshake can be a significant symbol of friendship and group connection. Understanding what alternative greeting rituals mean and how to partake in the ritual can give you insight and “club membership” in initial interactions. For more information on handshakes and handshake alternatives read the Chapter 3, Meet and Greet in SNAP– Making the Most of First Impression Body Language and Charisma.
Read about alternatives to the handshake here.
Scientists Create Formula for the Perfect Handshake!
Scientists Reveal the Power of a Handshake
“We found that it not only increases the positive effect toward a
favorable interaction, but it also diminishes the impact of a negative
impression. Many of our social interactions may go wrong for a reason or
another, and a simple handshake preceding them can give us a boost and attenuate the negative impact of possible misunderstandings.”