- According to Andrews University, your use of eye contact indicates your level of engagement, can influence others, and can even shift the power dynamic in a situation. Looking someone directly in the eyes often means you are interested in what he is saying to you.
- In other cultures, direct eye contact means different things. For examples, some cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America avoid eye contact as a sign of respect, while Arabs attempt to maintain eye contact.
- According to Blatner.com, eye contact in business is important in the United States. Looking away is often taken as a sign of deviousness and can lead business partners to distrust you.