Shared May 7, 2015
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have great conversations – and most of us don’t converse very well. A great conversation requires a balance between talking and listening. This balance is important because bad communication leads to bad relationships, at home, at work, everywhere.
Celeste Headlee 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. She also guest hosted a number of NPR shows including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
Celeste holds multiple degrees in music and still performs as a professional opera singer. She's the granddaughter of composer William Grant Still, the Dean of African American Composers. Celeste is an avid hiker, biker, paddler and dog walker.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridge
Have you met your soul mate? | Ashley Clift-Jennings | TEDxUniversityofNevada
How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity
What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman's hijab? | Samina Ali | TEDxUniversityofNevada
How Five Simple Words Can Get You What You Want | Janine Driver | TEDxHardingU
How to Deal with Difficult People | Jay Johnson | TEDxLivoniaCCLibrary
The Science of Flirting: Being a H.O.T. A.P.E. | Jean Smith | TEDxLSHTM
Speak like a leader | Simon Lancaster | TEDxVerona
How to triple your memory by using this trick | Ricardo Lieuw On | TEDxHaarlem
What do you do when someone just doesn't like you? | Daryl Davis | TEDxCharlottesville
The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU
How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF
The mathematics of weight loss | Ruben Meerman | TEDxQUT (edited version)
Reading minds through body language | Lynne Franklin | TEDxNaperville
You are contagious | Vanessa Van Edwards | TEDxLondon
7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone | Malavika Varadan | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai
How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals | Stephen Duneier | TEDxTucson
The magical science of storytelling | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholm
Why comfort will ruin your life | Bill Eckstrom | TEDxUniversityofNevada