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10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

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."

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Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent -- and have fun while doing it.
Chris Lonsdale is Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, a company established to catalyse breakthrough performance for individuals and senior teams. In addition, he has also developed a unique and integrated approach to learning that gives people the means to acquire language or complex technical knowledge in short periods of time.
Allan Pease is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at ULIM International University, who researches and studies selling relationships and human communication. He teaches simple, field-tested skills and techniques that get results. And he delivers his message in a humorous way, which motivates people to want to use. Allan's own experience and record in the field of selling, motivating and training is equalled by few others. He is a born achiever, starting his career at the age of 10. Globally known as "Mr Body Language", his programs are used by businesses and governments to teach powerful relationship skills. His messages are relevant to any area of life that involves winning people over and getting them to like you, co-operate, follow you or say 'yes'.
In this talk author and business mogul Ben Chai takes us on his journey of self love and building relationships to teach us how we too can be socially magnetic. Ben Chai

Ben Chai is a property specialist, author and business mogul with 30 years under his belt. Ben is committed to positively impacting people to reach their maximum potential and will be joining us on the TEDx stage with a talk on how to network, build meaningful relationships and be magnetic. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
When asked the secret to life, E. M. Forster said two words, "Only connect."

Yet many of us don't. It's not that we don't want to; it's that we're not taught to.

In this interactive TEDx talk, Intrigue Expert Sam Horn shows how to earn the favorable interest and respect of customers, investors and decision-makers by finding out what's important to them .... and focusing on that FIRST.

Sam Horn, founder of the Intrigue Agency, is on a mission to help people create clear, compelling communications that connect. She works with entrepreneurs and executives from such organizations as Boeing, NASA, Capital One, ASAE, Cisco and EO to design and deliver one-of-a-kind legacy messages that matter. She also serves as a presentation/pitch coach for Springboard Enterprises which has helped startups receive $6.2 billion in funding.

Sam's books POP!, Tongue Fu! and the upcoming INTRIGUE have been endorsed by Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, Ken Blanchard and featured in New York Times, BusinessWeek, Washington Post, and Fast Company.