Michael Ellsberg is the founder of Eye Gazing Parties, the world's only singles event based on eye contact. He collaborated on Flirting with Disaster; Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental. He graduated from Brown University and lives in Brooklyn with his fiance.
"Something magical happens when two people connect eye-to-eye. Michael Ellsberg's wonderful book helps you create that magic every day." -- Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason "Effective business networking depends on effective eye contact. If you want to improve your networking skills, this book will be an important read." -- Dr. Ivan Misner, author of the New York Times bestselling Masters of Networking and Truth or Delusion? Busting Networking's Biggest Myths "Ellsberg takes us on a captivating journey through the world of eye contact. Both mysterious and rewarding, the text reveals the powerful secrets of using the eyes to connect with others." -- Rom Brafman, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior "The Power of Eye Contact is a must-read book if you want a lasting relationship--or want to deepen the one you're in. Few skills hold as much potential in the realm of the heart as offering your deep presence through your gaze. Michael Ellsberg shows you the way." -- Marie Forleo, author Make Every Man Want You "Rumi often speaks of the soul mystery that gets exchanged through the eyes, in the glance. Michael Ellsberg provides a clear guide on how we can bring this practice, with all its beauty and power, into our own lives." -- Coleman Barks, bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi and Rumi: The Book of Love "After I swam the Amazon, demand for my public speaking skyrocketed. No one has taught me more about connecting with audiences on a visceral level than Michael Ellsberg." -- Martin Strel, holder of 4 Guinness World Records in marathon swimming, co-author of The Man Who Swam the Amazon, professional public speaker "Michael Ellsberg incisively surveys the many centuries of literature on the qualities of eye contact, skillfully interviews contemporaries who shed light on its complex dynamics, and with a clear eye and open heart offers profoundly practical guidance to those who hunger to see deeper-into others and themselves." -- Thomas Farber, author of The Beholder