A Handshake Talks
An article by the Small Business Chronicles states, “A firm, strong handshake transmits your underlying confidence in yourself and your abilities.” Simply stated, a handshake delivers information about whether the client, or stranger, should put his or her trust in you or in your abilities.
Zechariah 8:16-17 says, “Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the Lord.”
A good grip extended in a handshake provides an opportunity for a relationship established on trust to begin. Speaking truth follows the handshake, it doesn’t come before. A handshake also establishes the building of peace. Does your handshake emit trustworthiness?
Today’s Integrity Moment was adapted with permission from the writings of author and business coach, Stephanie Winslow.
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