Top Ten Speech Laws

Give eye contact to the entire audience

Giving Eye Contact to the Audience

Giving eye contact to the audience means looking up from the speech you are reading to look at the audience. The purpose of this law is to keep you from getting nervous and to keep your audience's attention. Giving eye contact to your audience also gives a connection between the audience and the speaker.

What it Looks Like and Sounds Like

One who is not giving eye contact would just be staring down at their paper not looking at the audience at all versus one who is giving eye contact who would be looking up from there paper and looking at the audience.

Advice and tips to Giving Eye Contact

  • Make eye contact at a person in the audience
  • Don't look at a person for too long, make eye contact with someone for 20-30 seconds the shift your eyes to other persons eyes