Does the handshake still matter in business?
By Dr Billy M.
Hand shaking is a universal ritual of personal engagement and serves as both a social nicety and a prelude to more important business. If you are meeting a contact or a new client, the quality of your introductory handshake often has a big impact on how the other party views you. Why shaking hands matters
One of the most significant elements in building successful business relationships is your ability to show sincere interest in a person. This can be communicated in your first few meetings as you shake hands and discuss the other party's background, family, hobbies, etc.
Although a handshake is certainly not a measure of a person, it does contribute to first impressions.