I went to a large store dealing in automobiles last week. The owner was known to a friend of mine. Seeing us as we entered he walked across and I was introduced to him. When I put forward my right hand to shake hands with him, he almost reluctantly gave me his hand which I soon discovered was clammy with sweat. His grip was weak. That and a shifty eyed look instantly created a negative impression of him in my mind. I wondered if he was worthy of trust.
Yes, these impressions are created in seconds and underline the power of body language. The way you shake hands , they say, speaks volumes about you. Continue reading