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Shaking Warren Buffett's Hand

 "Shake a hand, Make a grand" Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of this posting. People clamor, fall over themselves to meet him, touch him and SHAKE HIS HAND.

My first lesson in the handshake came from Cade at Saint Edward's University. He was Texas tough and as he shook and crushed my hand he looked me in my eyes and said "you better toughen that up if you want to impress"

  YOUR HANDSHAKE is a defining trait of your brand here are some tips:

1. Avoid Offering a “Fish Hand”: A limp hand is never a good idea when it comes to a business handshake. Do return the grip, but do not get into a power struggle, even if the other person squeezes too hard.

2. "Limp Fingers":  Women, far more than men, extend their fingers rather than their entire hand. Professional women want to be treated equally. One of the ways to combat "Limp Fingers" is to always extend your full hand (never cup it) horizontally, even if your grip is light.

3."Eye Contact": Making good eye contact display's confidence on your part and helps you understand what the other person is really saying verbally. Now, if someone has a blemish on their face that takes your attention, use the upside down triangle, look between both eyes and above the nose.

                                             EYE            EYE


4. "Smiles": An energetic smile can show interest and excitement, A good smile can create a very powerful positive environment. When you walk in a room, observe the energy, then smile. It is far more professional than to enter a room giggling or "all smiles."


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