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1-15-08: Make Eye Contact

1-15-08: Make Eye Contact

Tonya Reiman
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Scenario: Do you want to be perceived as attractive, competent and persuasive? Want others to see you as confident and trustworthy?

Solution: Learn to make eye contact more often and in the right ways. We typically trust those that look us in the eye and do not trust people that won't. Eye contact is an important skill to learn. Did you know that studies have shown that employers view prospective hires who do not make eye contact as unattractive, detached, passive, incompetent and lacking composure and social skills.

Learn to look others in the eyes in what's called the eye-nose triangle. This is the area of the face between the two eyes and the nose. By doing this you are not giving them the impression that you are staring them down. It is not intimidating and it allows the other person to feel comfortable when speaking with you.

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