Better Conversations

Celeste Headlee has been a radio host for decades. She earns a living through good conversation, and she’s rather successful at it. Unfortunately, we’re not; we generally do a poor job listening to each other. In her TedTalk, “10 ways to have a better conversation,” Headlee teaches us to improve.

Her 10 tips, practical and powerful, tackle the “how” of good conversation. Along the way, Headlee shows us the “why”—with her story and her passion. Listen and you’ll want to be a better listener—while you’re learning how.

What do you think? What’s your favorite TedTalk? Join the discussion and let me know. I want to hear from you!

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