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NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION: Handshaking Around the World

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Kiana Johnson

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION: Handshaking Around the World

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Handshaking Around the world handshaking China: Pumping handshake, slight bow when shaking hands
France: Quick and Crisp
JAPAN: Males- 15 degrees hands by their side
Females- 30 degrees hands together with palms down to knees
South Africa: A strong handshake
USA: Firm handshake Handshaking over the years old- they shake hands as a gesture of peace by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon.

new- they shake hands as a sign of sportsmanship and greetings
Various handshaking In many cultures around the world, the custom of greetings and handshakes varies. For example, young men snap fingers while shaking hands. In Botswana, people touch hands with a slight grazing of the palms and fingers. Other countries hug, kiss, bow, or some combination of the three. While it is accepted in most cultures, the handshake varies, depending on where a person is in the world. GENDER Shaking hands originated with men Handshaking was practiced in ancient Greece as far back as the 5th century.
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