Showing eye contact is a critical part of communicating with others. It builds trust which is a key element in a strong foundation for relationships. It shows them that you value them enough to pay attention to them when they are speaking. If you don’t look at the person you are speaking with, they may think you are not being honest with them. This can have a profound impact on your personal and professional relationships. If you struggle with this skill, it may make it easier for you to look above their nose to the place between their eyebrows. You will want to look away for short periods of time as well. Only 1-2 seconds at a time though.
This can be a difficult skill for some people to master, especially when you are in a busy office or restaurant with so many distractions. You may have to concentrate very hard. It is well worth the effort and you won’t regret it. Making eye contact with another person creates a powerful connection; a bond if you will. It takes your relationship to a completely different level. Try it! You will feel the power.
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