Presentation Skills from London Training Course Providers – The Power of Eye Contact

One of the key areas that can have a significant impact on the success (or not) of your presentation is how you connect visually with your audience.  And one of the main ways of achieving that is by using eye contact.
  1. Eye contact helps create better interaction and rapport with the audience.
  2. Aim to give about three seconds of eye contact per person whilst you are speaking.
  3. You will feel as if you are having conversations with individual members of the audience rather than speaking to them en-mass.
  4. This will help you engage fully with the whole audience.
  5. Using specific eye contact actually helps give you extra confidence.  You are less likely to feel over-awed by a sea of faces in front of you.

Unfortunately for many people however, when presenting, eye contact doesn’t come naturally. If this is one of the issues you’d like to fix then you need to practise this over and over until it becomes natural to you.

And one of the best ways of building this important presentation skill is to attend one of the presentation skills courses in London and throughout the UK that Skillstudio offer.

If you have any good tips to help presenters maintain eye contact throughout a presentation, let’s know.

Like some 1-2-1 coaching in presentation skills?

As well as their public courses, Skillstudio also run 1-2-1 presentation skills coaching in London and across the UK.  It’s an ideal option for you if you want to discover the power of eye contact,  enhance your delivery skills and get personal feedback from an expert coach.  Read more about it here.

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3 Responses to “Presentation Skills from London Training Course Providers – The Power of Eye Contact”

  • Mike Jones:

    Totally agree with you that eye contact is vital. At work I have lost interest in a presentation many times because the presenter is facing the screen and not me and the rest of the audience!

  • Jane Stevens:

    I also think it can help a lot if you are able to smile at your audience when appropriate.

  • Roger Ernest:

    Eye contact is very important when speaking to individuals within an audience, so is the body language that the presenter adopts.

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