Everyday an average human being speaks to 15 people. That's 5,475 people in a year, obviously a large number of people are repeated on a regular basis, but being who we are it's natural to want people around us to like us. Equally all of us want to be around people who we like and about 90% of the world knows if they want to be friends with someone or not within the first 150 seconds of meeting them.
A girl knows if she sees a future with a man in the first 90 seconds of a conversation. We are all judgemental no matter what we may say, we all trust our opinions over anyone else's and we all find our jokes funnier than others. Okay, the last one's not true.
It's not just Obama, other people who do this are Jose Mourinho, Christian Bale, Shah Rukh Khan, Derren Brown, Stephen Fry to name a few. And this may come as surprise to some of you Indian readers, so does Prathiba Patil. I don't know if she actually knows the science behind it, but she does. Look at the picture below for example.
So when you meet someone the next time, tilt your hand downwards, if you see them doing the same use the "Politician's Handshake", touch them on the arm or shoulder while shaking hands to get that sense of power over them.
Oh but there is, One More Thing....
How many of you have seen a lot of Obama's pictures? How many of you have noticed that in each and every single picture he's wearing either a red or a blue tie? Particularly during the election campaign? Again, that's no coincidence. Red, as some of you may know is the colour of love. Blue on the other hand is the colour of support. Barack Obama very subtly give you the love and in return asks for the support. Meanwhile for those of you who've seen Obama's speeches and videos, how many of you have seen him point his fingers or do actions like in the picture above along with nodding pretty constantly? Again, no coincidence. The moment you nod while talking, it's natural human tendency to nod along when the person looks at you, in essence agreeing with the speaker. Couple that with the blue or red tie and the handshake philosophy and you have a winner for your meetings, your get togethers, your speeches... in short, your life.