Had a one-on-one meeting today with someone who refused to look at me. Must have been something on the wall behind me of great interest. I wasn’t necessarily offended, but it did make the conversation seem rather unimportant to them (it was very important to me). I also noted it was hard for them to give smooth responses — there were lots of non-words and places for pauses that weren’t.I’ve personally found that it’s much easier to work the eye contact in a crowd than when addressing only one person. But perhaps the greatest tip in personal communication — maintain eye contact — is no less valid in a crowd of two.

Look someone in the eye when speaking; don’t speak without looking someone in the eye

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