Let’s talk about that handshake…

The uncomfortable and bizarre world of Donald Trump's greeting
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2017
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left,is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13.

The art of the business greeting is not a lost art. Despite efforts by the germophobes of the world to change it — see Barack Obama’s fist bump or the bizarre routine of touching elbows — the handshake still reigns supreme.

There are wrong ways and right ways to do a handshake. You don’t want to have clammy hands. Nor do you want to shake hands fresh out of the washroom if your hands aren’t completely dry — that’s just gross. You don’t want to be too firm or too weak. And you don’t want to miss, going in too high or too low.

When you start thinking about it, there are plenty of ways for a simple introductory maneuver to go awry.