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7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone by Malavika Varadan (Transcript)

Malavika Varadan at TEDxBITSPilaniDubai

RJ extraordinaire Malavika Varadan discusses 7 Ways to Make a Conversation with Anyone at TEDxBITSPilaniDubai.

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Hello everybody. I’m going to start with a question: how many of you know the person sitting next to you from before today? Interesting.

So do you remember the first conversation that you ever had with that person? You know, conversations are links. OK. Let’s imagine every conversation to be a tiny metalink and every time you talk to a stranger, a metalink is formed.

And every conversation that you have after that moment, the link gets stronger and stronger and every day each one of us meets so many strangers, the grocery guy, the cab guy. Maybe the receptionist at a new office you went to.

And with every conversation we build new links. Until finally at the end we’ve created a kind of massive worldwide web of conversations. World-wide web. It’s a catchy word, I think I have heard that somewhere. That’s it, right?

A conversation, it’s a fascinating thing, a conversation is an adventure. A conversation gives you a whole new perspective. A conversation opens a door. The conversations can make war. And conversations can make peace. And conversations define who we are as a human race.

And think about this: every single person in your life was once a stranger to you. And you knew nothing about them until you had that first conversation. So I’m here today to tell you to talk to strangers and to have a conversation. And I’m here to tell you how. Seven ways that you can make a conversation with almost anyone.

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