Making eye contact is essential to good communication. It signals that both the speaker and listener are engaged. Occasionally, though, you may find yourself in a meeting where the speaker seems focused on only one person at the table.
Most likely the speaker doesn’t realize they are directing their attention to one person. Nonetheless, it creates a sense of exclusion for the others in the room. One Forum found a way to address this by creating a new protocol: members can comment with the phrase “Share to the Table.” This alerts the speaker to share eye contact with everyone at the meeting. Like great solutions often are, it’s simple, but effective.