The ins and outs of a first impression. It takes only five to ten seconds to make a first impression. This is where the need for a firm hand shake comes into play. In that time you can either say something interesting or you can give the person you are meeting the opportunity to tell you something interesting. If you are skilled at the art of conversation you can do both.
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Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him. - Napolean Bonaparte