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Having better conversations

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.