They say the eyes are the windows to the soul.
What do your eyes say about you when you’re listening to others? Interested or disinterested? Listening or waiting to add your two cents? You’re important to me or I need to go?
Eye contact or nonverbal communication is part of your body language. Your body language is more important that the actual words you use. Our brains actually interpret body language faster than verbal language.
Good eye contact that sends the right message will dramatically improve your communications skills and your personal and professional relationships. Look at them without staring. Have an open mind and take in their words. It will show in your eyes and all over your face when you are waiting to add your two cents as soon as they stop talking.
Miscommunication can happen in a fraction of a second. Don’t let your eyes be the casue of this.