The Art of the Mighty Handshake

Last updated on April 6th, 2021 at 12:39 pm

As a favour to my friend Li, I’m putting together a blog post on a skill that’s ESSENTIAL when you’re meeting someone for the first time—the handshake. It fits in well with the Life Skills series I’ve been working on, and also with what I think I’ll call Manners Mondays after a suggestion from a friend! It’s no secret that one’s first impression will often leave an indelible mark on the people they meet. I often hear my parents recount tales from their childhoods about the first time they met so-and-so or the time they met whoever and they did such and such. You only get one shot at a first impression, so you may as well do it right! So how to handshake? Let’s start with some examples of basic rules to keep in mind: