Sports Careers Saturday – The Handshake

SC-Circle-LogoTime for this week’s edition of Sports Careers Saturday!

Career Tip: The handshake can say a lot!

We have all heard that when shaking someone’s hand, you shouldn’t squeeze too hard, present a wet noodle or shake too long. But did you know that there are guidelines telling us how many pumps, length of time and the amount of firmness used, as well as the little known fact that artisans, doctors and musicians are exceptions to the rule(s).

According to Brian Yates, author of the “How to Knock em dead” series, handshakes shouldn’t last more than 30 seconds. Pumping the hands should last between three (3) to six (6) pumps. And when dealing with artisans, doctors and musicians, be courteous when squeezing, they rely on their hands for their occupations and shouldn’t be judged by the firmness with which they present themselves. So, the next time you are out with friends, bore them to death with your “useless” trivia; however, the next time your on an interview, make sure you’re ready for the handshake.

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  • Director, Remote Operations – The Golf Channel (Orlando, FL) – Oversee all technical aspects of the tournament and studio type remote productions and other special programming. Responsibilities involve pre-planning and managing all technical activities on location including site surveys, new technology applications, managing vendor relationships and coordinating with host broadcasters.
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