Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation | TED technology conversation

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When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”

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31 comments

Indomie 8A ZA 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

The most stupid thing is when you can listen to somebody when having a conversation but they dont give you a time to listen your subject in return:)

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Ruslan Pukay 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

In conversation it IS necessary to show the other person that you are paying attention because the person won't know that you are paying attention and may get distracted or lose his/her train of thought if he/she is obsessing whether you are really paying attention or not.

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suman dey 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

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oscar freire 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

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BIG 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

The issue with individualistic society

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Jemar Tejero 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

It’s paramount to actively listen and seek to understand when someone is talking to you. I agree with the speaker that most of us does not have intent to understand rather all we do is to reply in a conversation. We need to allow someone to reveal his or her emotions when having a conversation. Truly, the most beautiful thing to give to someone talking is to listen.

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Chad Herfel 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Many good points made here but…. Pundits are boring and predictable? Do you realize that you can't even have a conversation unless you have a conversation partner with an opposing viewpoint? Unless there is disagreement there is no conversation. Think about that. Analogous: a plane cannot take flight without some air resistance. It is just lame to say "Those immovable rocks are boring" we have to be proactive in being the irresistible force- that way the paradox is resolved and those immovable, boring "pundit" rocks get JERKED AROUND. As conversationalists we have to take the PROACTIVE stance that WE have to accept the burden of being interesting and have a worthy viewpoint to put forward as opposed to blaming others for how boring they are. You completely contradicted yourself! You say in the same breath that some people are predictable and boring then you say to enter every conversation with attitude of openness to try to learn something. Since you are interested in Stephen Covey- we have to Value The Differences, we can't say "We can learn something from EVERYONE, except pundits, because they are boring."

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Joel Stephenson 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

I think the most important point is just to have conversations.

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Allen Droll 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

What about the civil war? The founding fathers fought like cats and dogs over the constitution

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Carl Baltazar 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

I am here because our professor told us to watch this and answer some questions

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Bouffez Legumes 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Interesting ideas for regular, daily conversation, but her presentation begs the question: "What is the difference between a regular conversation and a journalistic interview?" because it sounds like the political realm is excluded from her interviews as a journalist if they all respect her rules of how to have a conversation. And that would seem to diminish the responsibilities of journalism, making it completely apolitical.

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Natalie Raffoul 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

She makes great points. But I was disappointed that every expert that she referenced was a man except for her sister and that reference was a rather base joke about women and mini skirts.

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Qwest Ion E very thing 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

"Don't let them fool ya. Or even let them school ya". Bob Marley

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Olympus Adebanjo 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Conversation is a balance between listening and talking. This is where the relevance of this presentation stopped, everything else is how you listen to people who haven’t seen this video indoctrinate you for an hour stretch so you leave the conversation angry, and dumped upon. In short this video lacks that balance and is unrealistic.

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Krystyna Oldakovska 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Super, thank you so much!!!

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Hoang Cong 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

‘Keep your mouth shut and your mind open’

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cwcwilson 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

This advices only works for extroverts or talkative people. Introverts and non-talkative people already doing all these naturally but it doesn't seem work very well. The thing is that you still need a drive to talk to people, without a drive to talk, you will never have a good conversation with anyone.

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Abigail Sharbutt 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

I just realized I'm really bad at taking to people… no wonder no one likes me

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Md Shahin Ahmed 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Most people don't listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply. <3

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xXtenseXx 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

I struggle with nr.6 🙁

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Hemant Kumar 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Bro I do everything she said, still no one talks to me ;_;

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Professor Gobbo 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Unfortunately, the people who need to hear this will never watch the video.

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Mhir Tomas 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

The person answering the questions is controlled by the
person asking them. When a person is speaking in answer to a question, fully 100 percent of his focus and attention is on what he is saying; he cannot think of anything else. He is totally controlled by the questioner.

The power of charm

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Geneviève Gnamassou 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

I never clicked so fast on a video

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Justin 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

im just wondering who was that guy who kept laughing so loudly about every little detail

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Tronox Clips 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Xd

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Charlie Shipper 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

This just proves that people love to talk about themselves. If you listen, you will be liked

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Seth 333 27/09/2021 - 4:31 Chiều

Feel like a robot trying to learn to be human

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