Conversation is the key to understanding

Good Conversation Means Good Listening

As a psychologist who treats socially anxious patients, one of the behavioral skills I put in the treatment plan is meeting new people. Or, getting closer to someone we kind of know but don’t know well enough to invite for an outing. How do we go from meeting someone new at a BBQ or from a conversation at the copy machine or from chatting on Google hangouts to the point where we can call that person a friend? In a word: conversation. Or more importantly, listening, ac]ording to Celeste Headlee in her TED Talk: 10 ways to have a better conversation,Don’t have the time to watch her 12 minute talk? You can read her full transcript, here.  …..[READ]

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