I suppose I should be flattered that you want to be LinkedIn to me, but could you spare a minute to say hello?
Picture yourself at an in-person networking event.
If I hadn't seen you in years, would you approach me and start talking? No, you would greet me first: "Hey! Great to see you! How've you been?"
If I met you yesterday ...
Is that what people think of you after shaking your hand?
The most talked-about topic in my recent round of interview workshops was – the handshake. Who knew this would be such a controversial subject? Not me.
The issue? The proper way for a man to shake a woman's hand. Just ...
"I'm sorry I can't fight the battle of wits with you mister, but I never fight an unarmed man."
This was the quick comeback from a vaudeville performer at a family show I saw when I was about 12. Unlike most comedians, this would certainly pass the bleep test, but it's still not appropriate for business.
So what ...