Three bad handshakes to avoid

Speak Schmeak

We found that men had firmer handshakes than women did, on average, but we also found that women who had firm handshakes tended to be evaluated as positively as men are. Before I go reinventing the wheel, I'd like to point you to a blog post by Rowan Manahan about handshakes.

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Three bad handshakes to avoid

Speak Schmeak

We found that men had firmer handshakes than women did, on average, but we also found that women who had firm handshakes tended to be evaluated as positively as men are. Download audio here.

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