Handshakes in a Post COVID World

In the business world, handshakes are the staple of networking in many cultures. However, during these days of Covid-19, we are keeping a physical distance from each other and have avoided handshaking, It is hard to shake someone’s hand when you are networking online.

So after we are let out of the “Great Pause”, what will happen to our old friend, the handshake? I offer a few options in this video including what I suggest for the post COVID world.

Alternative options to consider instead of handshakes:

  • Asian Bow
  • Bump toes
  • Elbow bump
  • European Air Kiss
  • Fist bump
  • Hugs
  • And…

Learn what I recommend in this short, fun little video.



9 thoughts on “Handshakes in a Post COVID World

  1. Thanks Ivan. It is a pity that the ‘great pause’ has resulted in people drawing away from each other. You have some good ideas. I wonder which one will be the favorite?

  2. very thoughtful and namaste might work for a while, but I think as a species we have always some form of shaking hands; some cultures went further and reached right up to the other person’s elbow; Roman soldiers hit their right fist on their chest to a superior and in 1930’s Germany…( well, we won’t go into that). However even after the great plagues of the dark ages we went back to shaking hands and that showed vulnerability; you got close to another person, and used your right hand to greet them, which meant you couldn’t draw out your sword to hurt them. Covid is a very nasty flu bug and will kill more people as we open up possibly over 100,000. (numbers now are fraught with some fraud.) We’re at 70K now…but with the spring and heat and sunshine of the summer, we should be out of the woods and by next fall shaking hands again. Thanks for the video Dr I. (I’m from Biltmore Power Group Phoenix AZ

  3. A very good msg by Dr. Ivan Misner as I m an Indian & even v follow the same tradition in greeting everyone by saying Namaste & bowing our self in front of all elders & young ones.

  4. Namaste has been a great way of greeting in India for thousands of years, as it means I bow to the divine in you. Glad to see Dr Misner suggesting that as the one he will pick up post great pause

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