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The etiquette of making (and keeping) a promise

The etiquette of making (and keeping) a promise

by Jay Remer, the Etiquette Guy A handshake is as good as a promise. Well, at least it used to be. I remember when I was a young boy my grandfather explained to me how business deals in the good old days were often concluded with merely a hand shake, which was as good as a signature. It seems that over time the integrity of this informal agreement has sadly all but disappeared. It can be very disheartening for someone who has honorable intentions to be painted with the same broad brush as the unscrupulous. And in our changed world people are skeptical. erring on the side of caution. The verbal promise sealed with a handshake is no longer the acceptable way.
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The importance of a good handshake

The importance of a good handshake

Your handshake says a lot about you. It is one of the first - if not most important - impressions you're going to leave with someone.
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Are we done with handshakes?

Are we done with handshakes?

Is the etiquette of shaking hands dated? Surely, not! According to one Scottish account, youth are giving the handshake a kiss-off. Instead of engaging in the age-old ritual dating back to the 2nd century, they're opting for greetings like the fist bump.
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