You look across the restaurant. Your eyes meet hers. You hold that gaze. And you feel the magic happen! Eye contact is a powerful aspect of body language that conveys a million things by just one look! Click to tweet this
Eye contact is the simplest and yet the most important aspect of body language. It says I am listening, along with other signs like nodding, grunting etc. It helps attract attention of someone in a crowded room jus by the way you focus on looking at one person. And that one look also conveys your intention to the other person. If it invites, it also says stay away. Some have no warmth in their eyes and their smiles don’t reach their eyes.
No matter how connected we are online, nothing can replace personal, one to one contact with people. I found this brilliant post by Art of Manliness on everything that you need to know about eye contact in personal and professional scenarios. Writing a new piece on eye contact seemed futile after reading this wonderfully put together article on the same topic. So here goes:
The above for is the second one of a two part series. I’d also encourage you to read part one of the series which you will find at the beginning of this one. It talks about the importance of effective eye contact and how to achieve it.
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