Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Franci Hoffman
Founder & Owner of: Amanpan
Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer
The ability to make eye contact with someone as they speak is the most powerful tool we can have. The ability not to break our gaze and give someone our complete attention is a true show of respect. Yet, believe it or not, looking others in the eye can be a struggle for some.
Have you had an experience while talking with someone and they never look you in the eye? Or they meet your gaze a couple of times and then glance away appearing disinterested in what you are saying. It may be they’re not disinterested but shy or nervous.
That steady gaze is a sign we are paying attention. Can you imagine how the receiver must feel when our eyes drift off in another direction, whether casing the room or checking our phone?! I personally feel a total disconnect from that person, don’t you?
Increased eye contact makes us more appealing and approachable. It improves interaction, as it creates a bond between ourselves and our receiver(s). Our thoughts and emotions appear to be more honest and sincere if we look directly into someone’s eyes while communicating.
Besides, those making steady eye contact seem more powerful and more dominate; and emotionally stable, as well.
“No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone’s eyes.” – Paul Coelho
To become connected and in-sync, show attention and respect; display honesty and sincerity; share thoughts and emotions. Eye contact is the most powerful form of nonverbal communicating.
The quality of face to face interaction is number one in networking with others; interviewing; and most important making a speech.
How are you going to face your enemies if you can’t look them in the eye!
Eye to eye, I’m not shy
Eye to eye, I’m no spy
Eye to eye, I’m your guy
Eye to eye, I’ve nothing to hide
Eye to eye, I can’t tell a lie
Article Credits: Franci Eugenia Hoffman
Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author