Covid Etiquette: How to Handle Awkward Handshake Moment If You Prefer to Avoid Touching

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Covid Etiquette: How to Handle Awkward Handshake Moment If You Prefer to Avoid Touching

The way we do business and interact with each other has changed so much in the last year, it’s hard to keep up with knowing just what is appropriate in the workplace. So we asked one of the leading etiquette experts and founder of the Swann School of Protocol, Elaine Swann, to give us her top tips on how to handle awkward handshake moments in the most polite way possible.

"If someone extends their hand to you," Elaine explains, "rather than leaving them hanging, what you can do is leave your hands directly in front of you and give a nod or the namaste prayer hands are sufficient."  

Still working from home? Get Elaine's advice on how to avoid awkward moments during your next Zoom call. 

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