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"From the Ted Talk by Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation"

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Number four: Go with the flow. That means thoughts will come into your mind and you need to let them go out of your mind. We've heard interviews often in which a guest is talking for several mtneuis and then the host comes back in and asks a question which seems like it comes out of nowhere, or it's already been answered. That means the host probably sppoetd listening two minutes ago because he thought of this really clever qoisetun, and he was just bound and determined to say that. And we do the eacxt same thing. We're stitnig there having a conversation with someone, and then we remember that time that we met Hugh Jackman in a coffee shop.

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Number four: Go with the flow. That means thoughts will come into your mind and you need to let them go out of your mind. We've heard interviews often in which a guest is talking for several _______ and then the host comes back in and asks a question which seems like it comes out of nowhere, or it's already been answered. That means the host probably _______ listening two minutes ago because he thought of this really clever ________, and he was just bound and determined to say that. And we do the _____ same thing. We're _______ there having a conversation with someone, and then we remember that time that we met Hugh Jackman in a coffee shop.

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  1. minutes
  2. stopped
  3. exact
  4. sitting
  5. question

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Number four: Go with the flow. That means thoughts will come into your mind and you need to let them go out of your mind. We've heard interviews often in which a guest is talking for several minutes and then the host comes back in and asks a question which seems like it comes out of nowhere, or it's already been answered. That means the host probably stopped listening two minutes ago because he thought of this really clever question, and he was just bound and determined to say that. And we do the exact same thing. We're sitting there having a conversation with someone, and then we remember that time that we met Hugh Jackman in a coffee shop.

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