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Don’t Take the Last Donut by Judith Bowman

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You have finally scored the big meeting with a great, potential new client. You arrive in the conference room and take your place at the table. You wait for your host to be seated and then you take your seat.

Question: What do you do with your hands? On the table or in your lap? Does it matter?

Answer: Keep them on the table where they can be seen. The derivation of the term “underhanded” comes from ancient times when concealing one’s hands might have meant you were concealing a weapon. While there’s little chance that fellow meeting goers will worry that you are armed and dangerous, keeping your hands in view makes it clear that you ...

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