In the world of body language, we’re often told that if you want to project power and confidence, you need to take up more space. Make yourself appear larger than life to claim your place in the world. Take larger strides when you walk into a room. Put your hands on your hips and stand […]
When your boss tells you that you’re being sent on an international business trip, your mind probably fills with excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead. You carefully prepare your suitcase, your professional attire, and your business notes. You may even learn how to say hello and thank you in the native language of where […]
Did you know that you have about 10 seconds from the moment you walk through the doors of an interview room to win over your interviewer? During this time, your interviewer will be looking at the clothes you wear, the way you stand, and will evaluate the grip of your handshake. From this information, they will form an opinion of you, your abilities, your personality, and will have already decided whether you are right for the job. Scary, I know!
An interesting thing I have noticed throughout my travels is that each country has their own unique handshake style. From the strength of the grip to the number of times you shake, handshakes can differ greatly. If you are not aware of these cultural differences you could walk away from an important business meeting with a costly wrong impression.