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Myths about eye contact

There’s a lot of information on eye-contact, the power of eye-contact. There are also a lot of stories and lore as well as there is a lot of scientific research being done.

So, hard to find orientation within this thicket of information, results and (personal or stereotype) opinion. There’s a new study which shows that eye-contact is

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Facial position instead of facial expression (video) – managers` nonverbal behavior patterns on stage – 3

The Chinese manager talks with a strong voice, expresses directly and clearly what he wants to say. He now and then looks at the moderator and faces him as the important counterpart in this rhetoric structure. It seems that he not really directly seeks for direct (eye-) contact to the audience. He is there on the panel, knows about his role to answer the question and to be there as the invited representative.

Of course he shows facial expression but it seems that this expression is more likely to be his attitude rather than to support his words and his habit of talking, in order to support his words and the for the moment specific meaning.

Facial expression seems for him (and the Chinese culture ?) to be more like a sequence of familiar “facial positions”. With whatever meaning at all. And yet……………………….

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