Attending skills (the details)
Eye contact is a way of indicated intense interest in the other person because the eyes are of other key modes of communicating. This does not mean that eye contact must be a fixed stare to be effective. If the listener is honestly interested and at ease, he or she will look naturally at the other throughout the communication.
Another element of contact is the distance between the listener and the other. Some experimentation is usually necessary before the most comfortable distance between the two is discovered.