Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was selected by Rob Christian. Here’s why he chose it:

The ability to have a genuine conversation is becoming increasingly difficult today in the age of rapid sharing of news, opinions, beliefs and ideas. Focusing on how to talk with someone (not “to” or “at” someone) is something we should deliberately practice and the quickfire points below are a handy guide to doing just that.