National Handshake Day

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Do you have a solid handshake? If you’re not sure, test it out on a trusted colleague, friend or loved one. It’s important that it’s firm, but not too hard. There’s nothing worse than when you walk away from shaking someone’s hand and they’ve just crushed your hand - it can be especially painful when you wear rings. A handshake is a welcoming gesture - not a competition of who has the firmer handshake. It should be approximately 2-5 seconds long. And be sure to look the other person in the eye and don't forget to add a greeting while shaking. And if your hand is sweaty - try to wipe it off before shaking hands!

Elizabeth Koraca