Join Tatiana Kolovou for an in-depth discussion in this video Strategic eye contact, part of Creating and Giving Business Presentations.
Confident and respectful eye contact,…depending on the culture and your surroundings,…can be another asset for successful speaking.…Speakers that visually connect with their audiences…scan them comfortably, yet make intentional…eye to eye contact with as many people as they can.…Now, when I say eye contact, I mean the kind…where you can remember the color of the other…person's eyes.…Not the flighty one that says, "I'm in a hurry."…Here are a few tips if maintaining eye contact…with a group makes you sweat.…
Use the 3 second rule.…Look at each person in the room for at least…3 seconds as you make your points.…That keeps you from constantly scanning the room…like you're a well-trained lifeguard.…Look at the friendly faces first.…There are always audience members who give you…positive non-verbal feedback.…They smile, they nod, with everything that you say…they give you audible confirmations.…"Mm hm, uh huh, yes."…They're the ones you want to speak to.…
The ones who are furiously writing notes…and they're not even making eye contact…
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