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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."

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
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.
Can you read someone’s mind by looking at them? Almost. Lynne Franklin teaches you how to connect with 3 types of people by understanding how their bodies communicate. After a boy threatened to kill her with a machete, Lynne Franklin decided to learn everything she could about persuasion. She became a neuroscience nerd, studying how the brain works and how to build rapport with people. She has since worked with organizations to use persuasive communication to increase their performance, productivity, and profit, and published a book about her personal research called Getting Others to Do What You Want. In addition to her marketing and consulting work, Lynne is a member of the National Speakers Association and President-elect of its Illinois chapter. After a boy threatened to kill her with a machete, Lynne Franklin decided to learn everything she could about persuasion. She became a neuroscience nerd, studying how the brain works and how to build rapport with people. She has since worked with organizations to use persuasive communication to increase their performance, productivity, and profit, and published a book about her personal research called Getting Others to Do What You Want.

In addition to her marketing and consulting work, Lynne is a member of the National Speakers Association and President-elect of its Illinois chapter. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Do you recall studying for your exams? You probably do. But do you remember how you studied, how you memorized French words or the year of the American civil war? Now, that’s probably harder. As a teenager, Ricardo Lieuw On was packing groceries when he knew what he wanted to study: he wanted to learn about learning. He picked up a study in psychology and learned how to reduce his learning time from 3 hours to 1 hour on the same piece of content. He gained the same knowledge in 200% less time. And specially for TEDxHaarlem, he shares the secret of his technique.
Everything you know about time-management is wrong. In this challenging and counter-intuitive video, Self-Discipline Strategist and New York Times bestselling author of Rory Vaden, shows you why you can't solve today's time-management challenges with yesterday's time-management strategies. More importantly he explains why procrastinating on purpose is the key to being able to Multiply your time.

Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal and #2 New York Times bestseller. Rory is also Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting™, an 8-figure global consulting practice. His new book Procrastinate On Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time came out in January of 2015 and was an instant National Bestseller. Free insights at http://www.roryvadenblog.com .
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.
Idriz is passionate about teaching others how to improve their memories and believes that with the right practice, almost everyone can get a super-memory.
As a record-holding memory athlete, Simon Reinhard knows better than anyone that our memory is a powerful tool - and yet, it is very limited. After a spectacular demonstration of number memorization, he explains why we can remember things better if we put them into context, and teaches us how to go beyond the current abilities of our memory. With personal stories, he shows how this technique can help you at school, in your career, or even if you just want to make a point in a discussion.

Simon Reihnard was born in Munich and studied Law there, finishing in the top 7.5% of his class. During his university career, he came into contact with memory techniques; he learned that there was such a thing as „memory sports“, the competitive memorizing of different kinds of information (numbers, names, words, cards) in a set tournament format. He started competing right away and found it thoroughly fascinating to memorize more and more information with the help of techniques which use a set of locations and images.
Most of us feel that our memory is weak. But how to improve your memory? From day to day life activity to memorized pie value 43000 decimal place then recalled it in 5 hours and 21 minutes, how I memorized it? You can you also do it. If I can called as memory king then why not you? Do these exercise 5 minutes daily and change your life.

Guinness world record holder Mr. Krishan Chahal is the world’s foremost authority on the memory improvement. Known as memory king Mr. Chahal has also created the world’s toughest memory record by memorising value of pi up to 43,000 decimal places. Around the world millions of people and esteemed organisation like Davidson Academy of Naveda (USA), Indian Air Force, IiT Kanpur, Defence Research & Development Orgaization, Indian Navy, NPCIL and many other organisations have benefitted from his highly effective memory improvement programs. He has authored several books on accelerated leaning. His Latest books are ‘Art of Memorising’ and ‘Art of Studying Well’ He strongly believes that everyone has good memory they just need to learn HOW TO USE IT.