No one has taught me more about connecting with audiences on a visceral level than Michael Ellsberg.” —Martin Strel, holder of four Guinness World Records in distance swimming, co-author of , professional public speaker “Effective business networking depends on effective eye contact.
If you want to improve your networking skills, this book will be an important read.” —Dr. Simply put, eye contact is one of the most powerful forces in human face-to-face interaction.
Michael Ellsberg shows you the way.” —Marie Forleo, author “Michael Ellsberg incisively surveys the many centuries of literature on the qualities of eye contact, skillfully interviews contemporaries who shed light on its complex dynamics, and with a clear eye and open heart offers profoundly practical guidance to those who hunger to see deeper-into others and themselves.”—Thomas Farber, author of offers great guidance for using eye contact to project calm and confidence in hostile, competitive, or dangerous situations.
I recommend it for anyone interested in competitive sports, self-defense and martial arts.” —Urijah Faber, world champion mixed martial artist, holder of title belts in the World Extreme Cagefighting, King of the Cage and Gladiator Challenge leagues “After I swam the Amazon, demand for my public speaking skyrocketed.
It was part of a social experiment that I designed while in school at UC Berkeley.
One of the greatest takeaways from my experiment is that first impressions matter a lot.
In my experience, most guys look away after a second or two, but #26 never did.
The prolonged eye contact sent a clear message that he was both confident and interested.
He was smiling and watching me from across the room and when I looked at him, he didn't look away, but rather, smiled even more and maintained his eye contact.
One of the most important ways to pique someone's romantic interest is to make — and hold — eye contact.
It's another way to make a great first impression before you even start talking.
Case in point: I met date #26 at a nightclub in San Francisco.
I was standing at the top of a flight of stairs, talking with my friends when he walked past.
Both mysterious and rewarding, the text reveals the powerful secrets of using the eyes to connect with others.” —Rom Brafman, co-author of the “Rumi often speaks of the soul mystery that gets exchanged through the eyes, in the glance.