posted Aug 20, 2010, 11:38 PM by Mr. M   [ updated Aug 21, 2010, 3:36 AM ]
Handshakes should be firm, but not overpowering. There are several ways to help yourself achieve this.

1. If you have a very weak grip, try extending your forefinger slightly when you shake. When you point your forefinger the muscle dynamics of your hand makes your other fingers able to grip stronger. This technique was pioneered by Japanese swordsmen.

2. If you are frequently getting people grabbing your fingers approach with your fingers splayed. This forces the other person to grab your palm.

3. If you are still feeling like you have a weak handshake, reach with your palm pointed slightly downward. Having your hand on top gives you more leverage.

4. Remember that what you are going for a is a good firm handshake. Limp hands and overly aggressive ones reflect equally poorly on your character.