I don’t think the importance of a firm handshake is understood until you go to shake someones hand and they just hang their hand in yours. You think “Really? Is that how weak your wrist is or did you relax it just for me? I mean, how do you usually pick up cups – even empty ones?”

 Theres something slightly creepy about such a handshake – unexpectedly so. If you have to err then err on the side of too firm rather than too limp. Whether you’re a woman or a man, whether you are shaking the hand of a woman or of a man – theres one thing to avoid:

I have nothing against fish generally

Make the best first impression you can and don’t spoil it with a wet fish handshake.

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