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The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

Hamsa Ramesha | HRPeople

March 02, 2010


Handshakes, A History

The handshake has a long history, even making the Guinness Book of World Records on several occasions — Atlantic City Mayor Joseph Lazarow shook over 11,000 hands in July 1977! And the longest handshake on record lasted 12 hours, 34 minutes and 56 seconds (September 21, 2009).

A handshake is greater than the sum of its physical parts; it’s symbolic of good intentions which can easily be misread if your handshake is less than stellar.

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