In any case, applauding (clapping) is more different than you might suspect. Is it fitting to applaud after the allegro section in a Mozart concerto? Shouldn’t something be said about after a message in the chapel? Also, what’s the arrangement with poetry reading? Figure out how to applaud the correct way.
Do essential applauds.
Open your hands and applaud your palms against one another, with the fingers held up towards the sky. Do it sufficiently hard to receive a decent noisy smacking sound in return, yet not all that hard you turn your hand red.
A few people applaud more by applauding the fingers of one hand against the palm of the other. Do whatever feels generally good for you.