So...In this series about breaking down the behaviors, we begin with the easiest to teach and practice. We'll try to clarify the others in the near future.
Here is how I explained things in a previous post:
When I teach the art of shaking hands, I go into the details:
Web touches web (referring to the skin between the thumb and pointer)
The grip includes the engagement of all four fingers on bottom and the thumb on top.
The grip is not too hard and not too limp.
The grip lasts only a couple of seconds.
Throughout the process, the shaker's eyes must remain on the eyes second individual.
Now, we will focus on postures. That means we need explicit instruction about how to sit, how to stand, and how to walk - not so I can micromanage my students, but to make them more engaging, more attentive, more attractive, more employable, and more confident.