A Rhetorical Analysis Of Two TED Talks

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I watched two TED talk shows last night. One of the speeches is “Ten ways to have a better conversation” and it published in April 2015. The speaker Celeste Headlee who is the host of the Georgia Public Broadcasting program "On Second Thought." The other speech titled “Why you think you’re right – even if you’re wrong” by Julia Galef and it published in February 2016. She is a writer and public speaker also a co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality. Celeste Headlee shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations in this insightful talk. She demonstrates that she uses these communication skills in professional interviews. Though she always talks to some people that she disagrees with deeply on a personal level, she still has a great conversation with them. The most important rules is don’t multitask. It’s not mean just set down the cell phone or whatever in your hand. Be present and be in that moment is the best way to pay attention in the conversation and respect others. A good conversation always makes us feeling engaged and inspired, or you feel that you’ve made …show more content…

She asked audience: “why are some people, some at least, able to cut through their own prejudices and biases and motivations and try to see facts and the evidence as objectively as they can?” The answer is emotional. For example, most of us followed sports game, so we might have noticed that when the referee judges that your team committed a foul, you are highly motivated to find reasons why he is wrong. But if he judges that the other team committed a foul, we might think that is a good call. Her speech explains the reason our emotion with the judges when we watch the sports game, even our attitude in politics and research studies that we agree or disagree. I really recommend this talk show because it truly shows the psychological activity from our

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