"What do I do about eye contact and swaying when I speak?"
The Eloquent Woman
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Chaitra Shenoy replied, " Eye contact and swaying." To my mind, swaying and avoiding eye contact are two sides of the same coin. When you can't face your audience squarely and hold your position, and can't look them in the eye, you may be speaking but you're avoiding a confrontation with your audience. For some speakers, swaying and avoiding eye contact are a kind of safety blanket, a comforting way to face a stressful situation.