Yes, I've been a part of a few handshakes in my life and today I'm about to tell you 3 things that make a good handshake, well good. I personally am a "hugger", but everyone needs to know the "Art of The Handshake"- you will shake a hand or two every now and again.
My model for the day, happens to be someone you may have seen or heard before, a man by the name of Simon Cowell. (PS. To think that Simon Cowell would ever, say my name, let alone say that he is a fan of mine, well, I just wish I could've told the me, that ate lunch by herself that, or the me that was in a relationship where someone told me that all my dreams were "pipe dreams", or well, my list could go on and on....as you will see in the video, I almost fell off my chair!)
BACK TO THE BUSINESS AT HAND...(total pun intended)
THE 3 THINGS THAT MAKE A GOOD HANDSHAKE
#1. Don't offer your hand like:
a. you are a princess
b. your wrist is broken
c. your are doing an impression of a dead fish with your hand
DO make sure you offer straight out, thumb up and open your hand like it's a welcome sign to say: PUT ER' RIGHT THERE BUDDY!
#2. WRAP YOUR STICKY FINGERS ROUND' THEIR HAND, MAN!
• People that do that seem weak and or like you aren't good enough to bother shaking their hand.
•Neither one of those are impressions you want to make.
•Grab their hand firmly, but gently.
NO NEED TO SHOW ANYONE HOW STRONG YOU ARE WITH YOUR HAND-CRUSHING HANDSHAKE- that'd be like squeezing someone as hard as you can when you hug them....not the idea!
•I once had a girl try to squeeze my hand so hard, it pressed my poor fingers against my rings so hard I thought she broke a finger or two. Don't be Captain Hand Crusher.
#3. PRACTICE THE 1-2 SHAKE:
DON'T just stick your hand out and give a one, "I salute you" shake. That seems like a police officer or army general would shake your hand like that. A handshake is supposed to be a friendly, social greeting and farewell.
• What you want to do is a fast and firm- once, twice...three times a lady... Just kidding. A quick 1-2 of hand shaking, any more than 3 shakes and it's just awkward.
For a real life example and to watch me meet Simon Cowell for the first time (yes I just met him moments before we filmed this, hard to believe when we seem like bff's, I know.) in London...and yes, this was back before my hair was blondie-pants:
Woo Hoo...the videos up, you're gonna be the best handshaker in town, and I'm off to go work on another surprise project, that if I can, I'll tell ya about our instagram some pics of at least!
Huge hugs your awesome lil' sparklers, you....your Kandee
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