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  • If you're in business, you shake a lot of hands.

  • So what does your handshake say about you and the people you're doing business with?

  • Find out as we count down the Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes.

  • Here we go with number 10, 'The Sweaty Palmer'.

  • A potential deal-breaker, you can't escape this nervous, sweaty grip fast enough.

  • Yes, wipe that off.

  • Number 9: 'The Lobster Claw'.

  • When this person shakes your hand they pinch your hand between their thumb and fingers.

  • It's as if they're picking up a canapé.

  • Definitely no good if you're allergic to shellfish.

  • At number 8 we've got 'The Fist Bump'.

  • Nothing says "I'm business savvy" like a fist bump. And 'Exploding it'?

  • Well, that's just not suitable at all, ever.

  • Number 7: 'The Wrestler'.

  • He flips his hand on top of yours to assert his dominance.

  • Rumour has it this is the guy who put the "I" in team.

  • At number 6 it's 'The Phantom'. Wow, that was quick.

  • Let's slow it down to see what happened there...

  • Clearly she's got more important places to be and more important people to see.

  • 'The Lingerer' drops in at number 5.

  • There's shaking hands and then there's holding hands.

  • Obviously, the Lingerer has no idea which is which.

  • Awwwkward.

  • Number 4: 'The 'Decliner'.

  • Decliners are fastidious folk.

  • They won't touch a doorknob without sanitising it, let alone shake hands.

  • Number 3: 'The Tickler'.

  • Everything appears normal enough, and then something feels a bit odd...

  • It's their middle finger stroking the palm of your hand.

  • In second place, it's 'The Vice'.

  • Once you escape the crushing grip of the Vice, you can't help but feel sorry for him.

  • He must feel terribly inadequate to shake hands like that.

  • And here it is...

  • The worst of the worst, the bottom of the barrel, the handshake only a mother could love...

  • 'The Dead Fish'.

  • If handshakes say something about you, this one has to say, "You're a limp-wristed pushover who's easily battered into submission".

  • business.gov.au has the tools and templates to help plan, start and grow your business, so you don't get off to a shaky start.

If you're in business, you shake a lot of hands.

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The Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes

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    SophyYeh posted on 2016/05/04
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