Why is eye contact so important?
Eye contact is key during your presentation because emotional connections are built and maintained on at least 60 percent eye contact. Anything less, and the connection might never occur. Also, eye contact shapes what people think of you. It's part of one-to-one conversations, which is why individuals in large audiences crave it - and can become uncomfortable if they're denied it.
Imagine eye contact with individuals in your audience as a tractor beam. It grabs their attention and pulls them toward you and your idea. As the presenter, you have two levers you can pull: Quality and Quantity. Here are some quick methods to ensuring you make ENOUGH eye contact and EFFECTIVE eye contact.
Making Enough Eye Contact
Making Effective Eye Contact
If you need help learning how to make and keep eye contact during a presentation, or you want some general guidance on how to deliver talks that move people and inspire action, get in touch with us at Campfire. We can help you develop stories that persuade -- then guide you in practicing their delivery so they're as powerful as possible.