Communicating through touch is another important nonverbal behavior. “Always put your hand out to shake hands,” says Patti Wood, a body language expert and author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma. “A classic good handshake is one with full palm to palm contact.”

In business, the handshake is often the only appropriate expression of touch so it’s critical to have a good one, Price adds. “A good handshake consists of a full and firm handclasp with palms embraced web to web. Shake up and down once or twice, coupled with a sincere smile and eye contact. Avoid the extremes of either a weak limp handshake or an aggressive bone-crushing one. Strike the right balance—firm enough to convey confidence yet matched to the strength of the other person. Treat men and women with equal respect when shaking hands. Gender makes no difference, and either may initiate the handshake.”  Read more by clicking here.