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"By Jove, you've got it! Unprofessional, clingy, boorish, volatile, fake-macho and weirdly desperate -- a handshake patently your own, Mr. Trump."
"Give me a hug. I can tell a lot about a man by the way he hugs."
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"Careful! That's his firing hand."
Tags:firing hand, firing hands, handshake, handshakes, downsizing, downsized, downsizes, downsize, downsizes, layoff, layoffs, lay-off, lay-offs, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements, corporate culture, fire, fires, fired, firing, sack, sacks, sacked, sacking, firing hand, firing hands
"A handshake is as good as a thirty-page contract, eh, Mr. Harrison?"
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"To what do I owe this honor?"
"In this company, Simmons, we hold our hands steady in the middle and shake our bodies."
Tags:hand shake, hand shakes, office worker, office workers, greeting, greetings, business man, business men, business people, business person, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, corporation, corporations, big corporations, offices, office building, office building, cultural difference, cultural differences, tradition, traditions, handshake, handshakes, the handshake
"It's an adjustment being a handshake guy in a fist-bump company."
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"I suppose a fist bump would be more sanitary."
Tags:business man, business men, business people, business person, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, office work, offices, office workers, politician, politicians, obama, president obama, barack obama, president barack obama, handshakes, handshake, greeting, greetings, meeting, meetings, fist bump, fist bumps, fistbump, fistbumps, fist-bump, fist-bumps, cleanliness, clean, sanitation, sanitary, business meeting, business meetings, business transaction, business transactions
"Good beard."..."Nice beard."..."Good beard."..."Great beard."..."Good beard."
Tags:hockey, hockey players, hockey player, hockey teams, hockey game, sports, sport players, sport teams, athlete, athletes, athletics, sportsmanship, team members, compliment, compliments, complimenting, friendly, courtesy, courteous, handshake, handshakes, handshake line, handshake lines, playoff, playoffs, sporting tradition, sporting traditions, beard, beards, bearded, facial hair, assimilation, men complimenting each other, men complimenting
"Philip! Nice to see you still at large."
'Contract? No contract. We do all our business with nothing more than a handshake.'
Business relationships are tricky. While a handshake may not always seem enough, a hug is always too much.
'He doesn't know his own strength. Bull, you're squeezing too hard!'
"Here we go—Xena, Warrior Princess, versus Sheena, Queen of the Jungle."
"Quick! Remind me - are they handshakers, huggers, single kissers, or kissers on both cheeks?"
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'Nice to meet you... And I don't use that phrase lightly.'
"It's a deal, but just to be on the safe side let's have our lawyers look at this handshake."
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'This whole secret handshake thing was your idea, so YOU figure out how to undo it!'
"Quote, Bill, unquote."
Tags:small talk, small-talk, quote, quotes, intro, intros, introduction, introductions, introducing, quotation, quotations, handshake, handshakes, party, parties, social skill, social skills, socializing, socialising, networking, networking skills, networker, networkers, working the room, work the room
'Okay, Simms, we have a verbal agreement, but I'd like my lawyer to check it.'
'Sure, a handshake is good enough for me, Hanson, if you don't mind my lawyer looking it over?'
"I'll have my people strong-arm your people."
Tags:strong-armed, strong armed, strong arm, strong-arm, handshake, hand shake, shaking hands, deal-making, making a deal, business negotiation, business negotiations, ceos, negotiate, negotiations, executive, ceo, executives, businessmen, businessman, hostile takeover, bid, merger, acquisition, hostile takeovers, corporate culture, office politics
'I knew we had a lot in common. I'm crazy too!'
"Better yet, why don't I have my people kick your lying butt?"
Tags:businessmen, businessman, insincere, handshake, handshakes, insincerity, lie, lies, liar, liars, lying, dishonest, dishonesty, lawyer, lawyers, business deal, business deals, corporate culture, corporate politics, exec, execs, executive, executives, office politics, business negotiation, business negotiations
"I miss handshakes"
Tags:greet, greetings, formality, informality, informal, introduce, introductions, modern attitudes, modern views, handshake, handshakes, hug, hugs, hugging, cuddle, cuddling, awkwardness, touch averse, touch aversion, introvert, introversion, anti social, anti sociable, touch-averse, touch-aversion, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, traditional, traditionalist, traditional mindset, traditional views, old fashioned, old-fashioned, old fashioned attitudes, traditional attitudes, uncomfortable, discomfort, awkward, kiss, kissing