Professional Etiquette. Meeting and Greeting People. Six Tips to Effectively “ Meet and Greet ”. Stand up Step or lean forward Make eye contact Have a pleasant face Shake hands Greet the other person - repeat their name. How to Shake Hands.
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Meeting and Greeting People
Step 1: Extend your right hand to meet theother person's right hand.
Step 2: Point your thumb upward toward the other person's arm and extend your arm at a slight downward angle.
Step 3: Wrap your hand around the other person's hand when your thumb joints come together.
Step 4: Grasp the hand firmly and squeeze gently once. Remember that limp handshakes are a big turnoff, as are bone-crushing grasps.
Step 5: Hold the handshake for 2 to 3 seconds.
Step 6: Pump your hand up and down a few times to convey sincerity. (This gesture is optional.)
If you're traveling in a foreign country, you'll have to do your homework on whether or not a handshake is an appropriate form of greeting, particularly with the opposite gender. In some countries, shaking hands is seen as far too intimate a contact to initiate with a stranger.
If you were not introduced by someoneelse, begin to announce in a loud audiblevoice a greeting and your name.
Also add any personal information you think may help them remember who you are.
“Hello, nice to meet you. I am Eric Jones. I work withMichelle on the Smith account”
A great rule of thumb: Always say the name of the most important person first.