10 Ways to have a better conversation
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.”
Celeste Headlee’s years of interview experience gives her a unique perspective on what makes for a good conversation.
Why you should listen
Celeste Headlee, writer and radio host, has worked in public radio since 1999, as a reporter, host and correspondent. She was the Midwest Correspondent for NPR before becoming the co-host of the PRI show “The Takeaway.” After that, she guest hosted a number of NPR shows including “Tell Me More,” “Talk of the Nation,” “Weekend All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition”. Celeste also anchored election coverage for PBS World in 2012 and was a regular guest on CNN.
Celeste holds multiple degrees in music and still performs as a professional opera singer. She appears on the album “Classically Blue” from gospel artist Lea Gilmore. She’s the granddaughter of composer William Grant Still.
This 12 minute Ted talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCreativeCoast in Savannah, United States, an independent event in May 2015.
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