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Peter Mullen

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What specific things do you believe generate the most positive responses to comments in TED conversations.

Is it all about being brief? Is it about being controversial? Does anger work, humor, what? Make a list of characteristics of the ideal TED conversation so we can all practice the fine art of good communication for a productive outcome. Not just calculating thumbs up, but functional exchanges that move thinking forward. What are your personal tricks?

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    Jul 8 2013: i would reccomend if you wish to endure a conversation that you try to focus on YOUR way of solving the issue,or simply adding more information to broaden the scope of the issue.. Few people are sincerely unkind,so most are honest in how they feel and irking them with conflict will yeild greater resistance. Seeinf someones elses point of view is not only interesting ,but a skill...so why not...generally I just learn more about a lot of things...but have as of yet seen any real conflicts solved(gun rights) so I have attempted to question our collective real experience with issues...not theories...its not everyones favourite question but for me it takes things from theory to experience...I want to be liked..therefore often I will comment with this intent(not always) so perhaps intention is effecting our shared emotional experience...the question becomes now...what is your intention behind your facts/opinion

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