Keeping People Interested: Body Language
Using body language to keep people engaged in what you have to say.
1. Make eye contact frequently. Eye contact is a major part of communication. When people make eye contact with us, we tend to believe that they're sincere. If you want to convey your message convincingly, you need to keep your eyes on the face of your audience, whether it's the guy you want to get to know or a full auditorium listening to a sales presentation. If you're delivering a speech to many people, move your eyes from one face to another every few minutes. If the conversation is with one person, break eye contact every few minutes to look down or to the side. Keep in mind that looking up tells people that you're searching for words - avoid it unless you want to look like you're considering your answer carefully.