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 … Continue reading 10 Ways To Have A Better Conversation
We've all been in a conversation that gets turned into a deep and meaningful when it doesn't need to be anything but small light banter. Your energy wanes and drops as a conversation about weather turns into climate change. You try a different tact. Talk about shopping, it doesn't work as it leads into chat … Continue reading Get Me Out Of This Conversation!
I have been stuck in conversations I desperately want to escape from as if the other person has the plague. Everyone knows the family member or work colleague who can only discuss..correction rant about world politics, conspiracy theory, last night's steak and their favourite cuddly poodle. I have respect for you as a person but … Continue reading Ramble on