Eye contact is very important when talking to someone and is an important presentation skill.
When you talk with someone, you should have eye contact when speaking and listening. It shows that you are interested in the conversation. When you are the one talking, it shows you are confident and being honest.
When you give a presentation or speech, eye contact with your audience is a must! But be careful… It is easy to fall into the trap of looking at only a few people or worse- only one person! That can make the few people- or sole person- that you look at feel uncomfortable. It can also make the other audience members feel neglected and make you look nervous.
If you are too shy or if you find it difficult to look your audience in the eyes, just look at their foreheads. It is easier on your nerves, and the audience cannot tell the difference. They will still think you are making eye contact with them!
Do you have eye contact when you talk with someone or when you give a presentation or speech? Do you have any tips to share on how you make and keep eye contact with your audience? What has been the largest crowd you have talked to?