The handshake and the name badge
A firm handshake with good eye contact communicates self-confidence.
Shaking hands is often appropriate when you are introduced, arrive for a business meeting, close a deal or leave an event, says Giovinella Gonthier in ‘Rude Awakenings: Overcoming the Civility Crisis in the Workplace’. Look the other person in the eye, grip his or her right hand firmly and shake hands up and down several times. If you are seated, stand for introductory or farewell handshakes.
You may use your left hand to grasp the other side of the person's hand or to touch his or her arm. This gesture makes the handshake warmer and more personal.
Wear your name badge on your right side. The person you shake hands with can easily read your name. I’ve done this for years after reading the tip. It’s a civil thing to do for those who didn’t understand your name when introduced or can’t quite think of your name if he or she should know you or is one of those visual types who needs to see the name in print to remember it.