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.”

The talk is only 12 minutes – and I think you’ll find the 10th rule (appropriately at the 10 minute mark) hillarious.

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