The Power of Eye Contact [NOOK Book]

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Eye contact can land you a job. It can get you a date. It can deepen your connections with the people you love. It can make or break business relationships. It can help win a fight. It can win over an audience.

Simply put, eye contact is one of the most powerful tools in human face-to-face interaction. The Power of Eye Contact is your ...

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The Power of Eye Contact

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Overview

Eye contact can land you a job. It can get you a date. It can deepen your connections with the people you love. It can make or break business relationships. It can help win a fight. It can win over an audience.

Simply put, eye contact is one of the most powerful tools in human face-to-face interaction. The Power of Eye Contact is your concise guide to harnessing the potent force of eye contact.

Master this force and you will notice three things:

  • You meet more people.
  • Your connections deepen with family, friends, and business prospects.
  • You look, feel, and act more confident.

The Power of Eye Contact is your invaluable tool to enhance your relationships in every part of your life.

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Editorial Reviews

Coleman Barks
“Rumi often speaks of the soul mystery that gets exchanged through the eyes, in the glance. Michael Ellsberg provides a clear guide on how we can bring this practice, with all its beauty and power, into our own lives.”
Marci Shimoff
“Something magical happens when two people connect eye-to-eye. Michael Ellsberg’s wonderful book helps you create that magic every day.”
Rom Brafman
“Ellsberg takes us on a captivating journey through the world of eye contact. Both mysterious and rewarding, the text reveals the powerful secrets of using the eyes to connect with others.”
Doctor - Ivan Misner
"Effective business networking depends on effective eye contact. If you want to improve your networking skills, this book will be an important read."
Marie Forleo
“The Power of Eye Contact is a must-read book if you want a lasting relationship--or want to deepen the one you’re in. Few skills hold as much potential in the realm of the heart as offering your deep presence through your gaze. Michael Ellsberg shows you the way.”
Martin Strel
“After I swam the Amazon, demand for my public speaking skyrocketed. No one has taught me more about connecting with audiences on a visceral level than Michael Ellsberg.”
Thomas Farber
“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.”
Dr. Ivan Misner
“Effective business networking depends on effective eye contact. If you want to improve your networking skills, this book will be an important read.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061991318
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 451,628
  • File size: 467 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Ellsberg is the founder of Eye Gazing Parties, the world's only singles event based on eye contact. He collaborated on Flirting with Disaster; Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental. He graduated from Brown University and lives in Brooklyn with his fiancé.

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Table of Contents

A Note to Readers xv

Introduction xv

1 What Bill Clinton Knows About Eye Contact: The Evolution of Rapport 1

2 How to Become a Master of Eye Contact in Two Weeks 34

3 Eye Flirting, Part I: For Women Only 55

4 Eye Flirting, Part II: For Men Only 80

5 The Eyes Are the Windows to the Sale: Eye Contact for Sales and Business 105

6 How to Wow a Crowd with Eye Contact: Public Speaking and Presentations 131

7 If Looks Could Kill: Eye Contact in Hostile, Aggressive, or Competitive Situations 147

8 Truth and Eyes: Eye Contact and Lie Detection 157

9 Eye Love You: Eye Contact in Relationships and intimacy 169

10 Gazing at the Divine: The Spiritual Side of Eye Contact 180

11 Going Deeper: A Graduate Degree in Eye Contact 205

Epilogue 215

Acknowledgments 217

Appendix: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Eyes and Eye Contact: From The Conduct of Life (1860) 221

Notes 225

Works Cited 231

Interviewees 237

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