Megan Willett reports:
"In many ways, a signature is like a fingerprint: Each one is a completely unique identifier.
But if your signature is more Jacob Lew than John Hancock, don't fear -- it's possible to improve your autograph in a few quick steps...The first step is deciding what kind of style you want. Angular and jagged? Loopy and old-school? Search around online for calligraphy, fonts, and different [typefaces] that appeal to you. Keep track of your favorites and print out their letter samples...Now that you have a font you like, focus on the first letter of both your first and [your] last [name] to practice...Once you have the capital letters down, the rest of your signature can be more fluid and abstract...Practice is the key to improving your handwriting in general...but signing your new signature over and over again is the easiest and fastest way to break the habit of your old signature. Do it in meetings, while signing checks, at the grocery store, [or] even on a blank notepad while you’re watching TV at home. The goal is to get your hand as used to the new rhythm and style as possible. Eventually, it will become second-nature."
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