The Short Guide To Powerful Eye Contact
The most important things in those first few seconds are, basically, a firm handshake and a smile, good eye contact and really paying attention. – Pat Schaumann
Establishes a connection and builds relationships.
Tells a person you’re interested in what they are saying.
Sends the message of being self assured and confident.
Pay someone a compliment and be sure to look them in the eye.
Establishes an intimate connection.
5 to 10 seconds of good eye contact (don’t stare) briefly look away and then back.
A genuine smile with good eye contact tends to put people at ease.
Consistent eye contact can suggest confidence, authority and expertise.
Communicates that you’re listening.
Feels Awkward! Practice with a friend or family member.
If eye contact is not being returned it has nothing to do with you.
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