It’s the most talkative time of the year.
We often think of the holidays as a time to give thanks. ‘Tis the season to feel grateful and let others know how much they matter to you.
As such, it’s also the season of communication. We are sending cards and chatting around the dinner table. This time of year is all about words and actions.
Whether crafting the perfect thank-you note, making a heartfelt toast, or building meaningful connections online and in person, strong communication matters.
Check out these three TED Talks for inspiration.
The right words can light up a room, lead to a special moment, and create deeper connections and greater understanding between people.
As a therapist and coach, that’s what Dr. Laura Trice believes. In this timely three-minute talk she shares “the importance of praise, admiration and thank you, and having it be specific and genuine.”
Try it! Think of someone who has done something special for you. It could be big or small, but the gesture will be great either way.
Trust, values, knowledge and beliefs. Hugo Mercier is a cognitive scientist whose curiosity and studies have led him to consider why arguments sometimes work, and sometimes fail.
A dinner party brainteaser launches his cerebral TED Talk.
Think big and think beyond simple communication by wondering how storytelling works and what may come tomorrow.
“Obviously, I think good stories are never going to change,” says American TV producer Shona Rhimes in this TED Talk conversation. “The need for people to gather together and exchange their stories and to talk about the things that feel universal, the idea that we all feel a compelling need to watch stories, to tell stories, to share stories.”Read more