Body language and gaze

The Body language It is the ability to transmit non-verbal information through our body, the gaze (along with gestures) is one of its most important resources, since through it we can express a wide variety of emotions and states of mind. Not in vain does the saying "the eyes are the mirror of the soul".

When transmitting information, the eyes are probably the most significant part of non-verbal communication as it is the most expressive focus of the face. Through the gaze we can send multiple messages: of rejection, threat, attraction, obligation, etc., as well as regulate communication and express emotions. It is not strange, therefore, to hear expressions such as "there are looks that kill", "he had an ice gaze" or "he burned me with his gaze".


In the oratory, the look is very important, with it we demonstrate not only to an audience the level of preparation that we have, but also the security, enthusiasm and joy that we have during our presentation. Therefore, it is vital to maintain a firm, elegant and sincere look, always accompanied by a smile. Here are some tips to keep in mind when speaking in public (whether in front of 10, 100 or 1000 people):

The look

Put aside the disagreements

Before going on stage, it is important to be free of tension and worry.

Look at your audience

Eye contact with the audience is essential for them to feel comfortable, but you should not focus on one person (it may feel uncomfortable), you must spread your gaze across the audience without it being annoying. It is recommended to take a tour from front to back, from your right to your left, you can look at one person, pronounce a phrase, then look at another and so on.

Steady gaze

During your speech you must keep a clean, fixed but not reluctant, attractive and dazzling look, always accompanied by a slight smile.

Avoid looking down

It is normal that during a presentation the gaze tends to get down the nerves, but it is important to make the greatest possible effort never to lower it.

Practice does the teacher

Practice your gaze in front of a mirror, visualize yourself as if you were on stage, deliver your speech making sure that it is constant.