How to Give a Great Hug – SASM 122

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You're about to Learn ...

  • The subtle similarities and wild differences in how cultures greet each other.
  • How to telegraph your hugging intentions to help your fellow huggers.
  • How long your hug should last – and how to relax into it.
  • What to do with your arms, hands, and mouth while you’re hugging.
  • The post-hug moment that solidifies a great hug.
  • Who has heavily influenced my hugging philosophy and why.

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Timestamps and Topics

  • [04:21] Origins of and inspirations for my hugging philosophy
  • [11:12] Eleven aspects of a great hug

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