Self Empowerment by knowing the DO’S and DON’Ts of shaking hand
Never underestimate a simple gesture like a handshake can play a major role in the influence on how other people look at you and in creating a positive first impression which impact the subsequent meeting.

Basically, everyone knows the most common sense advice which is to shake hands firmly, while looking into the person’s eye, but there are a lot more on the unrevealed. So I will share it here and let’s practice the dos and drop the don’ts.

1. Always maintain eye contact when shaking hand, do not look left and right as it indicates rudeness.

2. Ensure a firm handshake, which indicates confidence and interest but not too firm. Always control your pressure on the handshake, do not squeeze tight. (Save your strength for your gym, not in a handshake)

3. Do not use the infamous 2 hand shake

4. Your hand should be dry and warm, never offer a sweaty palm.

5. Do not try to get a better grip of the other person.

6. Do not grab the other party’s elbow while shaking hand

7. Always accompany a handshake with a smile (Don’t be stingy, a smile is free, so just give it to the other person)

8. Direction of the handshake should be up and down, not back and forth. This action will be more natural and comfortable for the other person.

9. Do not hold the hand for over 2 seconds.

10. Do not have a limp handshake.

11. When you are shaking hand, try to greet the person by saying sentences like “It is a pleasure to meet you” and etc.

Do not let this most natural thing in the world become the most difficult task, just keep practicing and bear in mind all the above mentioned tips.

Author's Bio: 

“Succeed does not come to you, you have to go to it” Using this philosophy, I decided to create this self help website to push myself to achieve self empowerment and also to motivate all of my friends out there who are reading and staying with me throughout this empowering journey.

More about me…
I am born in the island of Millionaires, guess where? It is Singapore, just a little tiny ret dot in the world but had achieved incredible results in a short 30 years with the highest percentage of millionaires here. Do you want to be a Millionaire? “Of course!” is the reply of most people but how many people can achieve it? You might be telling yourself that all these millionaires are either born with a silver spoon in their month with wealthy parents or just that they are very lucky to be successful. “How lucky they are? How I wish I have what they I have?”

I can tell you here, “You are wrong!” How do you define luck? For me, I will define luck as “LUCK = OPPORTUNITY + ACTION”. So I will always bear this in mind and getting prepared for the opportunity and take massive action when it arises. This will be the mindset of the millionaire.

For me, I might not be a millionaire now, but working progressively towards this goal. “Dream big and take baby steps” is my strategy. My ultimate goal is to achieve personal growth and financial growth. With this strong desire in mind, I am taking action every day to empower myself to change my mindset from a victim to winner one.

Remember this in mind, “You will never FAIL unless you QUIT”.

Do join me in this enriching journey and empower yourself to achieve anything you want in life.