A guide to proper eye contact

Don’t ever leave someone out either. If you’re only looking at the people on your right, the people on your left are going to feel somewhat unengaged.

Now, you can give your audience almost constant eye contact without any distractions, but with what if you’re reading off a script?

You should split it 50/50. Having a script is no use for lack of eye contact. By memorizing most – if not at least half – of your script, you can get away from it when you need to and look at the audience to really get a message across. Some people may be able to look up from a script after memorizing sentences they are reading on the fly, but even that requires familiarity with the material.

So remember, the floor or the wall at the back of the room are not your audience. Hope this helps!