Here’s what others are saying about it:
“Something magical happens when two people connect eye-to-eye. Michael Ellsberg’s wonderful book helps you create that magic every day.”
—Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy From the Inside Out
“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.”
—Rom Brafman, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
“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.”
—Coleman Barks, bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi and Rumi: The Book of Love
“Drawing on everything from Darwin to dating tips, neuro-psychology to salsa dancing, The Power of Eye Contact paints an enlightening picture of how our eyes evolved into our most important communication devices, and how understanding them makes life better in nearly every arena. This book should be required for reading for everyone who plans on finding true confidence, healthy relationships, and a thriving career.”
—Jaimal Yogis, author of Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea
“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.”
—Marie Forleo, author Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep From Dating Yourself
“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.”—Thomas Farber, author of The Beholder
“I use eye contact in my own fighting as a way of making sure my opponent knows I mean business. The Power of Eye Contact offers great guidance for using eye contact to project calm and confidence in hostile, competitive, or dangerous situations. I recommend it for anyone interested in competitive sports, self-defense and martial arts.”
—Urijah Faber, world champion mixed martial artist, holder of title belts in the World Extreme Cagefighting, King of the Cage and Gladiator Challenge leagues
“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.”
—Martin Strel, holder of four Guinness World Records in distance swimming, co-author of The Man Who Swam the Amazon, professional public speaker
“Effective business networking depends on effective eye contact. If you want to improve your networking skills, this book will be an important read.”
—Dr. Ivan Misner, author of the New York Times bestselling Masters of Networking and Truth or Delusion? Busting Networking’s Biggest Myths
Here’s more info about the book:
Eye contact can help land you a job. It can help land you a date. It can help deepen your connection with the people you love. It can make or break workgroup cooperation and cohesion. It can help you win a fight. It can help you win over an audience. It can improve your self-worth! Simply put, eye contact is one of the most powerful forces in human face-to-face interaction.
While there is a lively trade in books on body language, there has never been a book devoted to all aspects of the most important, intriguing, spiritually-rich and scientifically-studied aspect of body language: eye contact. From an expert on the practical applications, The Power of Eye Contact will fill this gap in the popular literature on body language.
Examining the role of eye contact in a diverse range of contexts, Michael Ellsberg provides expert insight through a potent mix of prescriptive exercises, persuasive arguments, and entertaining and informative interviews, ranging from renowned pyschologists and authors to behaviorists and matchmakers to Playboy Playmates and World Champion Cagefighters.
This book is your concise guide to harnessing the potent force of eye contact for success in your work and personal relationships. It teaches you how to stop being ‘eye-shy’ and start being ‘eye bold’. It teaches you how to build and maintain powerful eye contact in all your relationships and interactions.
Master this art with the help of this book, and you will instantly begin to notice three things:
You will start meeting more people right away
Your connections with the people you already know will deepen
You will feel, look, and act more confident.
It is no exaggeration to say that mastering the art of effective eye contact could be one of the most impactful things you ever do in a short amount of time.