1-Minute Playbook: How To Connect With Someone Instantly

You might know that a touch is the most primitive and powerful nonverbal cue. But did you know that by touching someone on the arm, hand, or shoulder for as little as 1/40 of a second creates a human bond?

Handshake communicationAt work, physical touch and warmth are established through the handshaking tradition. And this commonly used form of contact makes a lasting and positive impression. A study on handshakes by the Income Center for Trade Shows showed that people are two times more likely to remember you if you shake hands with them. The trade show researchers also found that people react to those with whom they shake hands by being more open and friendly. So, to connect with someone instantly – shake hands.

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