Do you know that among Arabic-speaking people, handshakes
accompanied with the salutation As-Salamu Alaykum (peace be upon you) are an old tradition; and
They then shook hands in what is today recognised as one of the most significant handshakes
"This is a very personal handshake
, using proximity, undivided attention signals, and active listening traits to ensure the 'moment' is made very special.
'Apollo' (a viral conjunctivitis), which causes epidemics every now and then is often spread by handshakes
while trachoma conjunctivitis, a chronic bacterial infection of the eye, has been known until recently a leading cause of blindness in Nigeria and in several parts of the world.
Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa has asked western leaders to solve their differences and embrace each other in the spirit of the handshake
It's only recently, after having done it thousands of times, that I came to realize there is a better way to give a handshake
Trump also got to try out what had been dubbed the 'Asean handshake
' at the opening of this year's summit on Monday.
One viewer griped: "He's giving these handshakes
too easily." Another said: "Giving out handshakes
like an over-eager salesman."
However, Hollywood tweeted: "If a baker deserves a handshake
that's exactly what they'll get...!"
Here are her 10 steps for the perfect handshake
: look the other person straight in the eye, and do not break eye contact; smile; introduce yourself before extending your hand; extend your right hand toward the other person's right hand; point your thumb upward and toward the other person's arm; slide your hand all the way into the other person's palm, and wrap it around his or her hand; grasp the other person's hand firmly, and gently squeeze once; pump the other person's hand a time or two to show sincerity; continue with pleasantries once you have begun the handshake
; hold the handshake
for two to three seconds and then break the grip.
He hypothesized that expectations about handshakes
would change how positively people rated social interactions in the videos.