It seems obvious but the ability to start conversations and talk confidently is something that will help you in all aspects of life. Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist who has years’ of experience interviewing people from all over the world. Here are her tips for having a good conversation:

  • Stop what you are doing. Give the other person your full attention.
  • Assume you have something to learn.
  • Use open-ended questions.
  • Go with the flow.
  • Don’t pretend to know if you don’t know.
  • Don’t repeat yourself.
  • Don’t give too many details.
  • Listen actively.

Check out her entertaining TED Talk on 10 ways to have a better conversation.

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