Eye contact

Four great reasons for eyeballing your audience in presentations – and how to do it without being scary

The one thing bad presenters do that is guaranteed to make me lose the will to live while coaching them is turn their backs on the audience.

For one thing it usually means that their slides are so densely packed with information that they can’t afford to look away from them for a second – which is bad enough.

For another it means that they haven’t a hope of engaging their audience’s attention, let alone holding it for the next 20 minutes-or-so, and would have been better advised to send out the presentation by email, cancel the meeting and avoid a gigantic waste of everybody’s time.…

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