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The Perfect Handshake


In a Wall Street Journal article, Wanted: Employees Who Can Shake Hands, Make Small Talk, Kate King reports that companies are teaching employees how to shake hands. "New jobs, meaning those not killed off by automation, require substantially more social skills than the manufacturing and factory jobs that once powered the economy. Robots still can’t be friendly, make small talk and calm disgruntled customers, which offers opportunity for people. Turns out a lot of them aren’t very good at it, either."


The video above shows how to give a perfect handshake.


  • Why can a poor handshake kill your first impression?
  • What makes up a good handshake?
  • How many times should you shake?


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