Confident and respectful eye contact can be another asset for successful speaking. In this video, Tatiana Kolovou gives you tips about maintaining eye contact with your audience.
- 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 three second rule. … Look at each person in the room for … at least three 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 nonverbal feedback. … They smile, they nod, with everything that you say, … they give you audible confirmation, mm-hmm, uh-huh, yes. … They are the ones you want to speak to. …
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