We’ve all heard that the one of the best ways to build rapport with others is through the use of eye contact. Yet, so little of us in our daily interactions even notice the people we are speaking with. Spend some time observing the people you interact with at the coffee shop, the supermarket, the bank and begin to see how you can incorporate this basic skill to build a greater connection and influence others in your life. Notice the emotions people are feeling through their eyes and see how you can brighten up someone’s day by focusing on what they are saying to you. Then see how you can incorporate into your life at home at work. It might just amaze you to see how your communication skills improve.