Eye contact is essential to confidence. It displays trust that you can hold a gaze and also trust that you can handle whatever is being said. For a trick to maintaining eye contact, keep reading.
Eye contact screams confidence. If you have trouble keeping eye contact, due to nerves or a lack of concentration try this trick taken straight from acting class. Instead of looking directly into someone's eyes (which can come off as agressive and downright creepy) look directly at the area where their nose hits the eyebrows. Centering on this point gives the same apperance of looking in someones eyes. They won't know the difference, and you can work your way up to looking at someone straight on.