Making eye contact with an audience is one of the most terrifying things about presenting a speech in public. Because it’s scary and difficult, several myths about eye contact exist to help us cope with our fears. These myths swirl around meeting rooms, conference halls, Toastmasters clubs, and classrooms, and if you listen closely, you might hear presenters whispering them to one another.
Unfortunately, none of these myths help a presenter’s delivery.
In this article, you will learn why these myths don’t work, and discover how you can move toward effective eye contact instead.