After attending hundreds of networking meetings on Staten Island, New York City and Northern New Jersey, I have been greeted with a variety of excellent to mediocre to poor greeting methods. There is an art to effective greeting. Nothing seems to cool a relationship like a limp fish handshake, or calling someone you should know by the wrong name.  There 's also an art to effective exiting, which is not covered in this article. We'll probably cover it in one of our next blogs. For now here is a video on basic greeting techniques.