Being able to make strong eye contact is one of the most essential skills you can develop in both your professional and personal life. Because humans are such social animals, we can tell a lot about what one another is thinking and feeling just based on the way we make eye contact. Someone who make strong eye contact appears to be dominant and confident, while someone who won’t meet others’ gazes comes across as submissive and shy. As women, it is especially important for us to work on this skill as we are socially conditioned to make less eye contact than men. The good news is that eye contact can be improved with a little practice and determination! From Rory, take a look at the tips below for learning to make strong eye contact.