Feb 12, - First, he recommends keeping your facial expression neutral and your gaze soft—the eye and face muscles are relaxed–no laser-eyes. Second, you don't want to initiate eye contact with someone from too far away; you should attempt to make eye contact with the person when you're about paces from crossing paths. Dec 31, - Before you begin talking, establish eye contact. Don't look down or look at something before you begin speaking. Establish eye contact right away and then begin talking. Listening with your eyes is important too: Remember the 70 percent rule (you should maintain eye contact for 70 percent of the time while listening)?