Conversational competency, the balance between talking and listening effectively, seems to be a fading skill. But having a great conversation with a potential hire during the interviewing stage is key!
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 Ted Talk, Celeste uses her interview experience to provide a unique perspective on what makes for a good conversation. Celeste shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. These include:
- Don’t multitask.
- Don’t pontificate. Enter every conversation assuming you have something to learn.
- Use open ended questions.
- Go with the flow.
Watch the entire 10-minute video to find out the other six, and start using these useful rules during your next interview: