A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested that our obsession with and overuse of mobile devices is resulting in the decline of eye contact. Eye contact is a powerful communication tool. Research shows that during conversations, adults make eye contact 30-60% of the time, well below the 60-70% needed to foster a feeling of emotional connection.
You’ll want to pay attention to your eye contact when you network face to face. If you are attending large networking events, don’t be the one scanning the room for better prospects. Don’t spend your time looking at the carpet, the food or the artwork. Make the effort to have quality eye contact with the person with whom you are networking by looking them in the eye.
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