How To Be A Better Conversationalist, With Journalist Celeste Headlee

Photo: Celeste Headlee

We could all get better at conversing with our fellow humans. It’s just so easy these days to hide behind our screens, and when we’re finally face to face with actual people, we’re often talking too much and not listening enough. How can we make the most of those one-on-one, face-to-face, in-real-life moments?

We’ll hear from journalist Celeste Headlee, author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter. Lifehacker’s own Michelle Woo tells us how to talk to kids — because do any of us really know how to do it? And our producer Casey Georgi talks to people on the streets of NYC to find out what irks people most when it comes to bad conversationalists.

Watch Celeste’s TEDx talk, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation.

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