Great friends and business profits and great speeches can all start with a handshake.


Great friends and business profits and great speeches can all start with a handshake.  A handshake and eye contact can make all the difference.  Online a like, comment and a video can make all the difference.  Meeting offline or E-Meeting can both get the job done.  Making friends, selling stuff and delivering a speech all need some kind of handshake or something like it to keep the ball rolling.

Back in high school my teachers and parents always told me that eye contact and a good firm handshake can make all the difference to a new friend, new contact, great 1st impression.  It can be done online but its going to have to be a few items done together to equal those two things offline.  Being eyeball to eyeball and that handshake can make an impression.  What’s your thoughts?  Use the comment form below.

Ever look for a date online?  Make a friend on Facebook?  Sell something on Ebay?  Or Facebook?  or a website?  Admit it.  It is a completely different experience online than offline.  Right?  Great friends and business profits and great speeches can all start with a handshake. (Shall we add E-Handshake?)

I met my wife online before Facebook in 1998.  I sold my services because of a Facebook post in 2007 to a large publicly traded corporation.  I’ve made great friends online too.  Keep in mind, you can’t say the wrong thing to the right person and you can’t say the right thing to the wrong person.  A good speech starts with a firm handshake with the person introducing you at the lectern when you approach the podium.  After 30 speeches and a ton of Table Topics at my local Toastmasters club I sure learned about shaking hands at the lectern before and after my speeches.

Here’s a couple of tips so you can do it too.  Ok?  Ready?
1. Relax.  Stay positive.  Be upbeat. 1st impressions are better with a great attitude.
2. Don’t be desperate.  Either your next connect will be a great friend or a possible client.  It doesn’t matter.  Never rush a good thing.  When you do rush it, it probably won’t work.  There are exceptions. But, try to relax and be patient. An extra day. An extra hour.  An extra year.
3. Communicate well.  Short comments.  Long comments.  Do videos. Show progress.  Let your audience know your progress.  Try Toastmasters to improve in their WEEKLY programs in 142 countries and 90 year track record.

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