“The eye is a window into the soul.”
- Debra White Smith
Have you ever talked to someone who currently is in or has been in the military? If you have, did you notice that person’s body language when he or she spoke to you? More than likely this person stood up straight, looked you in the eye, and generally showed an interest in what you had to say. His or her body language comes from a discipline acquired during training.
When you are talking with someone, be sure to focus your attention on him or her. Make eye contact, especially when you are being spoken to. This lets the person know that you are listening and that you respect his or her opinion.
Good eye contact says a lot about you. First, it speaks of your confidence in yourself. You are saying that you are on the same communication level—no matter what the other person’s status may be. Second, looking someone in the eye says that you have confidence in that person. You are providing a communication link that will possibly be a great benefit to your relationship with him or her.
Try to see eye-to-eye with everyone.