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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Perfect Handshake and Other Dangers to Society

Chevrolet commissioned a team of scientists to discover the perfect handshake formula. It's: "PH = √ (e2 + ve2)(d2) + (cg + dr)2 + π{(42)(4
2)}2 + (vi + t + te)2 + {(42 )(42)}2" And now you know. Go forth and do likewise.

The developed this formula for their car sales people to be able to build trust with potential customers. Now that they know what to do your wallet will never be safe. Or something like that.

The reality is that knowing about something is a far cry from knowing something. The elements of a perfect handshake are: eye contact, verbal greeting, smile, complete grip, dry hand, strength, position, temperature, texture, vigor, and control. All of those things are important elements to a perfect handshake, but just knowing that won't allow anyone to execute the handshake.

The reality is that knowing how to preach a perfect sermon is a far cry from preaching a perfect sermon. You can read all the books in the world and even develop a formula that describes what a perfect sermon looks like, but it takes the practice and confidence of doing it to make it a reality.

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