10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee 

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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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2016 ж. 8 Нау.





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Yan Chuangcai
Yan Chuangcai 3 сағат бұрын
here it's a problem, the conversation it's about the dynamic interaction between 2 people, so even one of them have a super high-level communication skill, like humor, combat argument or even hypnosis techniques, if the other person is 'randomly' or 'occasionally' on the state that doesn't want hear anything or just don't know how to express their feelings, the conversation at the end with a bad close.
Mel Mel
Mel Mel 9 сағат бұрын
I am amazed
Mel Mel
Mel Mel 9 сағат бұрын
She is smart and beautiful, great talk!
Derek Diao
Derek Diao 19 сағат бұрын
how true the dilemmas after fours years of Trump's administration... can't we just get along although i'm not a non Trump-supporter
Eren Fırat
Eren Fırat Күн бұрын
I couldnt watch it anymore every 10 seconds people are laughing loudly even if it is not funny thats annoying bruh
Judith Күн бұрын
I would have liked to hear what I should be telling as well
Waoh from 🇹🇿...! I loved this presentation and I keep repeating it often.. It's really nice.
Miss Sterling
Miss Sterling Күн бұрын
I do these things but I made these rules up in my own head. Really helped me smash my social anxiety years ago! :)
SlavicGirl Agency
SlavicGirl Agency Күн бұрын
It's a shame that a lot of people don't have their own opinion, because they don't think. They have someones - media, politics etc
john smith
john smith 2 күн бұрын
HOME SWEET 2 күн бұрын
oh my god is tired
Roy Herold
Roy Herold 2 күн бұрын
I no longer need my job with the help of, *e z g o o d p a y .c o m*
Phenomenal love
Phenomenal love 2 күн бұрын
Wow,she nailed it.The quote from the sister is quite amazing though.
AlednA 2 күн бұрын
her: *talks basically about talking less and listening more * me: *me, having trouble socializing bc i dont say barely anything but listen to anything others have to say * i think im already doing this...
Judith Күн бұрын
Yes, indeed. I would have liked to hear what I should be telling as well
Sara A
Sara A 3 күн бұрын
Im a good listener but also a horrible horrible chatter. Once i open my mouth, cant shut it 😂 so i keep quiet most of the time and try to listen.
Curleen Trotter
Curleen Trotter 3 күн бұрын
Wow! Wonderfully spoken . This was great
Girl Indian
Girl Indian 3 күн бұрын
Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.
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Lightsoutlightson1 3 күн бұрын
This is good & I will likely watch this & other videos like it more to improve my conversation skills. I am writing a story called "The Conversation" about a conversation to prevent doomsday so I should try to know something about how to do it the right way. Sadly, it is difficult to have meaningful conversations on line as social media seems to aid "one way" expression of opinion without a back and forth exchange of ideas. I like the speaker's point that everyone is an expert in something and has something important to say. That is an good perspective. It is also interesting that people who are different from myself can be the most interesting people as they have different skill sets and perspectives. The "conversation" I am interested in having is just how to solve problems since so many problems are not getting solved. I am interested in all options for problem solving including combining different disciplines / skill sets toward that goal. Unfortunately, I have not figured out how to engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas on or off social media as most people have an opinion but few want to combine opinions even in a brief, no obligation, format like social media.
Dummerbrella987 3 күн бұрын
lol can you imagine if two awkward people studied this video as a guide to have a conversation and then tried to use the techniques on each other at the same time? It just wouldn't work. Two people barely talking because they want the other person to talk, and being as brief as possible with their answers while attempting to be open ended.
Fire eater 9107
Fire eater 9107 4 күн бұрын
Of course, the best way to have the best conversation is to talk to yourself.
1 Sub?
1 Sub? 4 күн бұрын
*KZvid just recommended me this, I feel attacked.*
Sojourner Sunrise
Sojourner Sunrise 4 күн бұрын
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Sojourner Sunrise
Sojourner Sunrise 4 күн бұрын
5:56 a murder knows what its like to take someone's life.....i dont need that knowledge. Thank you.
Burner Account
Burner Account 3 күн бұрын
@Sojourner Sunrise well, if you watch his tv show he proves his beliefs through experimentation ;)
Sojourner Sunrise
Sojourner Sunrise 4 күн бұрын
Bill 'Lie' Nye, the .. just dont question answers guy. Don't question facts. Don't have your own belief in the unknown
Haya syrian
Haya syrian 4 күн бұрын
If you're a person who listens very well, but find it difficult to talk and that's why you clicked on that video don't press any button 😂😂😂
03 erika saskia
03 erika saskia 4 күн бұрын
I am an introvert person, actually i got a little bit of scared to building a conversation to other people. But, i start developing my self with writing blog and tell much in there. But from this video, i realize if u want they know about you, you have to listen and talks with others. So you can beyond your limit
Marsco 3 күн бұрын
Do the 100 strangers challenge find an excuse to approach 100 people in a month and you lose the fear very quickly!
BonappetitXCP 4 күн бұрын
Seriously? You're not going to tell us who your Grandfather was? That was just wrong.
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Twixi Films Ltd. 5 күн бұрын
Thank you so much! Now I realize I've been doing many things wrong and this helps so much!
Petr Pinkas
Petr Pinkas 5 күн бұрын
This is gold, please teach this at schools.
Basil 5 күн бұрын
I like her she’s real, we need teachers like her - real people , not phonies
íLen Køu
íLen Køu 6 күн бұрын
Bruh, even youtube algorithm is attacking me...
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Mendy Josh 6 күн бұрын
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firefly33 6 күн бұрын
This lady needs to work on her presentation. She looks like a mess
Samarpita Sengupta
Samarpita Sengupta 6 күн бұрын
And what do you look like? Like the royalty? Why are you even judging ppl on their looks?
MA NA 6 күн бұрын
Wooa! It's amaaaazing!
Ultra Light Cam
Ultra Light Cam 6 күн бұрын
Oh mann this so good ima watch it AGAIN
Tomáš Hluska
Tomáš Hluska 6 күн бұрын
Re everybody's expert - yeah, unfortunately everybody's expert in one field but often feels entitled to speak about unrelated things as expert.
Bob and Barb Pavlik
Bob and Barb Pavlik 6 күн бұрын
Great stuff, Celeste. I have some work to do.
Juicy Jam
Juicy Jam 6 күн бұрын
*I was lucky to get steady_cracks on Instagram who got me access to my girlfriend chart* 💯
Juicy Jam
Juicy Jam 6 күн бұрын
*I was lucky to get steady_cracks on Instagram who got me access to my girlfriend chart* 💯
Ritik Prajapat
Ritik Prajapat 6 күн бұрын
👍👍👍👍👍 I like to improve myself in conversation
emiero 6 күн бұрын
It’s wrong to make decisions about where to live, who to marry, based on what we already believe?
Victoria O'Shea
Victoria O'Shea 6 күн бұрын
I don't believe in Vaccines or changes in the weather being an excuse for a communist world
Niamh Lord
Niamh Lord 7 күн бұрын
Kane O'Connor
Kane O'Connor 7 күн бұрын
Still relevant today
Khushi Master
Khushi Master 7 күн бұрын
Great points but my biggest problem in making a good conversation is 'how to start it?'😬😤
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Boris Oostr 7 күн бұрын
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Azaliyasan 7 күн бұрын
Be prepared to be amazed ❤🔥
Jacob Pagliaro Golf
Jacob Pagliaro Golf 8 күн бұрын
*me casually having a conversation with Celeste* Her: “NO NO NO NO NO STOP STOP STOP HOLD UP, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG”
Slow Neutron
Slow Neutron 8 күн бұрын
Here's a few rules I follow in my daily discourse with the denizens of my city : 1. Always talk down to the person. 2. Use racial epithets whenever possible. 3. Never be receptive to ideas that are different than yours. 4. Always insist you are correct, even when you're not. 5. Invoke Jesus's name at least 30 times in a 3 minute conversation. 5. Deride those who acknowledge climate change as well as those who get vaccinations. 6. Toss red herrings out in arguments whenever possible. 7. Use circular reasoning, straw-man arguments, and other logical blunders ad nauseum. 8. Always make sure to interrupt. 9. Be as mean as possible. 10. Lie. . . . Hey, I'm just getting adjusted to Trump's America. Does that make me a bad person?
SquatsnDeads812 8 күн бұрын
Depends who the conversation is with
Luciano Galvão Filho
Luciano Galvão Filho 8 күн бұрын
Being present is the key to have a better conversation (and also staying healthy and happy)
Simply Helen
Simply Helen 8 күн бұрын
Ha! This was filmed in 2016! Could you ever have imagined it all would have gotten so much worse??
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Jessalyn Wakefield 8 күн бұрын
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iron sword 8 күн бұрын
sUcC VEVO 8 күн бұрын
Mr fenstermacher really be showing us the weirdest stuff
ibrahim Ali
ibrahim Ali 8 күн бұрын
Last time TED teaches me to Talk. Today I had learned to Listen...
Am Wili
Am Wili 8 күн бұрын
10 ways to have a better conversation"
ĐᄐጨσИأᄋ ᄂסᄃ0 әpᴉsuᴉ
Easy to say all that crap when you don't work, besides, when you are a man, you never be listened.
Berigó 9 күн бұрын
Uau!! One of the most interesting speach ever! What a memory and fluence this woman has! Amazing! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😱🥰🥰
I am you, but you are not me
I am you, but you are not me 9 күн бұрын
Handy skills for me! Listening requires energy, something I listen or pretend to be listening just waiting for the moment the opponent stops so I can ask a question which has been lingering in my mind for like hours. In that instance, we are not having an effective conversation, instead, an "extensive exchange" of ideas?
Che dilusione,vuoi che moro? 02
My problem is that I never know what to talk about.
Sujata Acharya
Sujata Acharya 9 күн бұрын
All are simple rules we are ignoring everyday.
Diago Dsouza
Diago Dsouza 9 күн бұрын
Wonderful. I'm impressed by her mastery on the subject. Very practical and easy to remember.
baljeet sohi
baljeet sohi 9 күн бұрын
I didn't listen, cause of 10. Why not 9 or 13 ?
Sergio Mcfly
Sergio Mcfly 9 күн бұрын
( . )( . ) Shes amazing
Ekansh Maithil
Ekansh Maithil 9 күн бұрын
Oh, How Amazing! Thank you :)
007nadineL 9 күн бұрын
What a fat blow hard Uggggh
007nadineL 9 күн бұрын
Paris R
Paris R 10 күн бұрын
I played the video at 1.5 speed so I wouldn’t get bored or distracted 👌
Walter VT
Walter VT 10 күн бұрын
Her first point is so wrong. There are people who do need to learn the communications that show their paying attention. Without having consciously learn those people thought I wasn’t paying attention. I was happy attention to everything all the time. But I had to learn how to communicate that I was paying attention. My mother who is a doctor specifically taught me those skills as a child. The speaker in this talk perhaps learn those skills easily he doesn’t even remember it.
Hamza Neri
Hamza Neri 10 күн бұрын
This thought me a lot.
Roger Williams
Roger Williams 10 күн бұрын
As a person who gives advice for a living, I appreciated this.
Yeremia Womsiwor
Yeremia Womsiwor 10 күн бұрын
Thank you for this.
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Gary Williamson
Gary Williamson 10 күн бұрын
Thank you, will give it a go 👍
Sunil Sharma
Sunil Sharma 10 күн бұрын
Amazed... Not to say an extra word
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas 10 күн бұрын
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John White
John White 10 күн бұрын
I always give the police a damn good listening to but listened my way out of many relationships...
LamixFace 11 күн бұрын
Very practical advice. Loved it :)
BM 11 күн бұрын
At minute 7:00 that reminds me of Ellen. I watched her show so often without realizing that she does not listen and just asks questions she prepared, often disconnected to the answer. Was a real disappointment when I figured that out.
River Reeves
River Reeves 11 күн бұрын
That is genuinely the best ted talk out there
Truth Bombs
Truth Bombs 11 күн бұрын
She is excellent.
J.A.V 11 күн бұрын
0:22 my love video :X.
D.M. CHRISTINA 11 күн бұрын
Hello, this is great but I think only for people well in their skin, feeling ok with themselves, they are able to apply or to practice this. But what if one is so lonely with such a need to talk and to be listened to and need to be understood? It is impossible to listen to someone if oneself has such a need as a result of lonelyness. Another thing is that I can easily (well I think so) listen when the subject interests me. A third thing is that indeed while the other person is speaking, questions or comments will come in my head while listening, but to follow your advice and not interrupt the person, it happens that I forget my comments/questions and in the meantime the subject went in another direction while listening. I always go home frustrated because nobody listenend to ME :/ ?
Joe Duke
Joe Duke 11 күн бұрын
Don't talk with women. Some men can handle an actual conversation, no woman can.
Trainwithgaby 11 күн бұрын
Awareness of your own feelings when you communicate is one tool you really learn well with a good counselor. Doing soul hygiene and commit so self growth are key. Talk to a professional and grow. Then you are a blessing for yourself and others around you.
Mariska D
Mariska D 11 күн бұрын
Thank you ❤
be the genius
be the genius 11 күн бұрын
CA Magnuson
CA Magnuson 11 күн бұрын
Full of the latest social-babble... be present... in the moment... and her superiority complex is on full display.
Isabella Han
Isabella Han 11 күн бұрын
So she is basically trying to convince everybody to become an ENFP
David Gilder
David Gilder 11 күн бұрын
"There is no reason to learn that you are paying attention if in fact, you are actually paying attention." Probably the absolute, #1 best thing I have heard in a long time. Like a reeaalllyyy long time.
Bárbara Nunes
Bárbara Nunes 11 күн бұрын
Oba ta legendado
Bárbara Nunes
Bárbara Nunes 11 күн бұрын
aff ta em inglês
niconico 11 күн бұрын
obrigada, ❤️
Dushant Sain
Dushant Sain 12 күн бұрын
So nobody gonna talk about Narenda Modi at 0:22
VJ Rei
VJ Rei 12 күн бұрын
Ok people, just to be clear, having a conversation is not an issue for the rest of the world, only Americans lack that social skill. The rest of the world can communicate just fine.
AERES 12 күн бұрын
Why is that lady so cozy tho at 3:25
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