Typically the first physical touch and an indicator of a strong first impression, the handshake is extremely important.
Although the practice of leaving a card behind when you visit a friend or acquaintance has fallen by the wayside, exchanging business cards remains as essential as a firm handshake when meeting someone new.
Along with the traditional golden watch and the golden handshake, retirement dinner speeches are a highlight of one of the most monumental times in a career.
A classic example is the person who, upon meeting someone new, offers direct and full eye contact, accompanied by a firm handshake.
Extend your arm for a professional handshake and introduce yourself while smiling and making eye contact.
Rob boldly looked her up and down, his handshake firm and lingering.
A hearty handshake or a friendly letter gives me genuine pleasure.
No handshake for Julie; she gave each of us a robust hug.
Those are red-letter days in our lives when we meet people who thrill us like a fine poem, people whose handshake is brimful of unspoken sympathy, and whose sweet, rich natures impart to our eager, impatient spirits a wonderful restfulness which, in its essence, is divine.
Fred returned part way through the recital, and after a greeting and a handshake, retired to the back room with Kathleen the jailer to fill out paper work for his release.