Danger! Car Salesmen Now in Possession of A “Perfect Handshake” Equation…

HandshakeDanger, indeed. Aidan Jones writes on Discover:

To seal more car deals, Chevrolet UK looked to arm its salesmen with the perfect weapon of confidence: an unstoppable handshake. Here’s the secret they received from Geoffrey Beattie, Head of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester:

PH (Perfect Handshake) = √ (e^2 + ve^2)(d^2) + (cg + dr)^2 + π{(4^2)(4^2)}^2 + (vi + t + te)^2 + {(4^2 )(4^2)}^2

Perfect Handshake

We hope (and suspect) the training posters and equation, supposedly meant for Chevrolet-sellers, are meant for publicity and are not a real attempt to improve customer relations…

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  • justagirl

    when meeting a car salesman.
    1) quickly offer your left hand, it shows power and discombobulates them.
    2) if your palms are sweaty, quickly remark that you need a stiff drink.
    3) grip hand firmly and give a tap with each finger to show that you are on a tight schedule.
    4) let go before they shake your arm off.
    5) appropriately crook your jaw to either side and smile with your eyes. (you know what they’re up to).

  • justagirl

    when meeting a car salesman.
    1) quickly offer your left hand, it shows power and discombobulates them.
    2) if your palms are sweaty, quickly remark that you need a stiff drink.
    3) grip hand firmly and give a tap with each finger to show that you are on a tight schedule.
    4) let go before they shake your arm off.
    5) appropriately crook your jaw to either side and smile with your eyes. (you know what they're up to).

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