The Power of Eye Contact: Your Secret for Success in Business, Love, and Life

The Power of Eye Contact: Your Secret for Success in Business, Love, and Life

by Michael Ellsberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061782213
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Pages: 241
Sales rank: 614,663
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

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

What People are Saying About This

Marci Shimoff

“Something magical happens when two people connect eye-to-eye. Michael Ellsberg’s wonderful book helps you create that magic every day.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

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Power of Eye Contact: Your Secret for Success in Business, Love and Life 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JimRPh62 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
So far, very easy read with good information. Not a lot that's new to me, but good as a refresher, and a reminder to practice.
jpsnow on LibraryThing 3 days ago
This book is easy to read and full of useful tips spanning a range of common scenarios. The end of it became too spiritual for me, but even those chapters left me seeing the world a little differently.
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Sometimes goes out of the theme.
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