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Handshake Etiquette

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If you’re sitting down and somebody greets you with a handshake, what is the proper etiquette? Do you stand up, or remain seated?

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Also, if you are sitting and meeting with somebody, then need to shake their hand before leaving, do you do so while sitting down, or wait until you get up?

Are both-people-seated handshakes ok? When is it appropriate for there to be a handshake exchange with one person seated and the other not?

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