7 Ways to Make a Conversation With The Science of Flirting: Being a H.O.T. 2 days ago   15:23

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“We mustn’t speak to strangers.” Malavika Varadan, challenges this societal norm, by presenting 7 ways to make conversation with anyone.

RJ extraordinaire, Malavika Varadan, creates waves quite literally with her morning show, Breakfast No.1 on City 101.6. An avid fitness enthusiast, positivity ninja and drama queen, she has chiseled a benchmark in the radio industry. At TEDxBITSPilaniDubai she will choose to redefine connections.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Ádám Kovács
Worst Ted talk ever...
Ayesha S
I like her energy. She is fantastic.
Randhir Mishra
I actually feel strange while ever I accidentally attempt to talk to a stranger.
It’s like why I need to talk to a stranger?
If necessary, if its a matter of urgency I don’t pretend to be introvert.
If its a matter of politics I find it interesting.
I deliberately engage myself in that uncaring time and situation. Though it seems awkward but it happens.
By the way how will it feel when you want to talk to a person you don’t know and he/she simply ignores you ?
One will definitely feel to be useless.
Diana Perdomo
Omg she talks alot
Dishonest woman full of nonsense smh what has happened to Ted? New agey wishy washy trolls are now the norm? Try sourcing actually credible intelligent people. I think I may unsubscribe finally after many years.
"What's the worst that can happen?"
Me-*Gets slapped publicly*
Even the slightest personal questions can rub people the wrong way. I have not had good luck when starting out with personal topics or questions. When foreign people ask personal things it seems like it’s more excepting because it may be perceived as their culture norm and it’s typical.
neil dizon
Your accent kills me haha weird
Ashley Winter
Feels like she’s talking to an empty room
CS Vlogs
watching it for the second time.

Christy Varghese
A very well thanks to u for making me as good. Thank u so much
doug godfrey
Sometimes I just want to make a comment to others - not to engage in a conversation.
Mohan Chandra
Where can join TEDx Dubai ?
Eye contact with a pretty girl scares me...
Victoria Shore
Her hair is so nice!
Dredd af
Her personality is so charming damn
Lucas Pedrtaza
cries in being a women
Aliou D.
Great talk, crowd is dead though
jhon smith
You are really beautifull Malavika!! Your smile is really unique and warm!
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The Science of Flirting: Being a H.O.T. 7 Ways to Make a Conversation With 2 days ago   11:38

Is this person flirting with me? This question has plagued us from nearly the beginning of time. Social anthropologist Jean Smith, or ‘flirtologist’ if you will, demonstrates her 6 simple steps known as “H.O.T. A.P.E.” to help answer that very question. And it will forever change your perception of flirting from being a stranger’s evaluation of your worth into what it should be: a fun game!

Jean's purpose in life is understanding how people flirt. And people flirt differently in different cultures. She uses her background as a cultural and social anthropologist to help teach people how to flirt – to gain confidence and happiness in their lives by assisting them to projective a positive image of themselves. , she uses research and studies to emphasize the skills that we can all learn to interact more effectively. Jean also uses practical activities and interaction to bridge the brain and the body and apply the information to make our daily lives more rewarding. The basis of Jeans teachings comes from her background as a social anthropologist.. A few years ago, Jean published, The Flirt Interpreter, which is an accessible analysis of the research she conducted into the flirting behaviour of people in the cities of London, New York, Paris and Stockholm. She conducted 250 face-to-face interviews to ascertain flirting behaviour.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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