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The hand has important functions culturally It can be adorned with rings or henna to display marital status and it can facilitate successful conversation with the handshake It takes its roots from animal behavior because it is the modern man and womans complex version of formal posturing With the shaking of another persons hand you describe your intent as to how you wish for the conversation or situation to goPosturing is any behavior intended to convey an impression to another person If a person wants to receive the upper hand in a situation one must learn to treat the other person in a way they are acceptable of If a person is unable to control their emotions their handshake will convey their unprofessionalism Unprofessionalism is the key to disasterA business handshake should have two actions to be successful the firm grip and a relaxed up and down motion The firm grip shows attention to the situation and the relaxed movement up and down is sign of willingness to be a team player If not properly done the grip and movement will imply any number of unwanted suggestions Many grips can ruin the business handshake and will destroy any hopes of a good impression The nervous handshake is when a persons palms are sweaty and their hand might shake Another is the dead fish The hand goes limp and lets the other facilitator lead the up and down movement This can show the person is unfocused and uninterested in the matter at handand I really dont enjoy skin to skin contact with you and I hope holding your hand this way will get you to let goThe brush off is when the hand drops in your hand before the action is completed It is a sign that the person has no intention to please you and that they are of the opinion they are more important than you The list goes on to the politician the
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