Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Public Speaking: The Eyes Have It

Try this in your next five speeches. Hold eye contact with each audience member you look at for a full four seconds.When I am critiquing videos of even very experienced speakers sometimes I feel like the speaker is watching a tennis match orworse yet a ping pong match.

They oscillate back and forth never really connecting with anyone. If you hold that eye contact just shy of the point where you would be considered staring, I will bet you find that more people want to talk to you after your speech. Try it and let me know how it works.

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