|You see the Prime Minister make a speech as he looks across the faces in a huge crowd. A University student gives a presentation and makes her point while she nods to her class and the lecturer. A businesswoman walks out of the office building and smiles at her colleague as she leaves the building. |
What do these people have in common? They are all pros at making eye contact, and as a result they seem to personify confidence.
Someone who is confident always looks up never at the table the ground or at their feet. Lillian Glass, body language expert says strong eye contact is the main give away of confidence. “Whether in conversation or just walking in the office hallway, they’re looking at other people. They’re engaging them through their eye contact.”
Eye contact creates a connection, shows sincerity and builds trust.
For many people looking at other and being able to hold that gaze is difficult and can feel awkward.
So what’s the best way to tackle this? Give this trick a go.
Look at someone’s eyes for two seconds, then their nose for two seconds, at their mouth for two seconds, and then look at their face as a whole for two seconds. Continue this rotation throughout your conversation.
Glass says that this trick means that the other person will be unable to tell you’re not looking directly at their eyes the whole time.
In your work life try practising eye contact. You will be blown away by the confidence you are able to project to other by locking eyes.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
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