When listening and speaking use eye contact to maintain a connection with your audience. It doesn't matter if you have an audience of one or one hundred maintaining eye contact keeps the in the conversation. But don't lock eyes and stare.
If you're in conversation with just one person allow them a break. Staring continuously at them will make them feel uncomfortable so look around regularly, but don't talk to your shoes or talk while facing away from them. If you are talking to a larger group exchange looks with different members of your audience while talking. Don't spend too long looking at one person and don't ignore others.
As you understand how to make conversation remember eye contact keeps your audience with you.
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