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What are the ingredients of a great conversation? Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. Celeste Headlee, in her TEDx talk shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations.
Here are some of them:
1) “Be present (in the conversation)”
2) “Don’t pontificate”
3) “Use open ended questions”
4) “Go with the flow”
5) “If you don’t know, say it”
6) “Don’t mix your experience with theirs”
7)”Try not to repeat yourself”
8) “Stay out of the details”
9) “Listen”
10) “Be brief”

 

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