10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation

Celeste Headlee. Video. TEDxCreativeCoast.

This light-hearted TedTalk is an important reminder of the skills required to have a meaningful, quality conversation with others.


transcript, ten basic rules

Best For

clergy leaders, lay leaders, congregants of all ages, discussion or small group leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Set the stage for rich, effective, rewarding communication by reviewing these ground rules at the beginning of small group interaction.
  • Quickly revisit skills for better conversations, such as focused listening, open ended questions and prioritizing people.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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