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Conversation Changers

Subversive Marketing As A Medium

Susie Lee | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Susie Lee

Hello Velocity is a trio of artists who sculpt in the medium of viral marketing. JS, Kevin and Lukas bonded while they were all studying design in Providence, Rhode Island. Soon they began working together making sculpture, furniture, and eventually absurdist web projects.

Having a wonderful conversation. Wish you were here!

Living Room Conversations | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

By Ralph Benko Recently I invited a friend to participate in a Living Room Conversation. He declined, saying he wasn't smart enough. He wrote bac...

6 Secrets to a Good Social Media Rant

Liz Wainger | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Liz Wainger

Social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter feel like toxic waste dumps where people spew hatred and anger that, not only doesn't move the conversation forward, but foments more hatred and anger.

5 Steps to Gearing Up for a Tough Conversation

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Jamee Tenzer

Let's face it, tough conversations are a part of life and you've probably had your share. And it doesn't matter if you or someone else initiates it -- whether you are passed over for a promotion, breaking up with a boyfriend or firing an employee -- it can be painful to endure those tough conversations.

2016: From Bold Vision to Meaningful Action

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.19.2017 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This year's first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, among other avenues, presents an opportunity for imaginative and determined leadership from all quarters to address the needs of people affected by war and disaster and to renew our shared commitment to cooperation.

Please Don't Just Tolerate Me! Why We Need More Love and Hate

Craig Luekens | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion
Craig Luekens

Is Christianity a religion of love or of hate? Both! And I don't just mean that there are some Christians who do a lot of loving things, other Christians who do a lot of hateful things, and the latter are wrong. Well, that's true in one sense, but is also very boring and obvious.

4 Reasons Business Should Get Involved in the Global Development Goals

Kathy Calvin | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Kathy Calvin

Here are four reasons why businesses everywhere -- from small start-ups to large multi-nationals - should join the effort to achieve our global development goals.

The Conversation

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This year, more than 12,000 partner organizations in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries around the world will come together to make December 2, 2014 -- #GivingTuesday -- a day dedicated not only to giving back, but to the power of community.

Body Language Speaks Loud and Clear: Eight Tips To Getting It Right

Debra Fine | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

While I believe small talk is BIG, non-verbal communication is small-talk's best friend. As the saying goes: "Actions speak louder than words." And it's a saying that rings true.

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

To End Poverty, Act on Climate

Kathy Calvin | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Kathy Calvin

Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations' progress in both of its critical missions -- peacekeeping and development: Hardship often leads to conflict, and the worsening impacts of climate change are causing hardship.

How to Ace a Conversation With Your Boss (or Anyone You Want to Impress)

Laurie Gerber | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Laurie Gerber

We have power in all of our relationships because every relationship has a dynamic and when one part of a dynamic changes, the whole dynamic has to change.

Women in UN Peacekeeping: Groundbreakers Must Become Trendsetters

Kathy Calvin | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Every day, women around the world are cracking glass ceilings. This week, one of those ceilings will shatter all the way from Cyprus -- and reverberations should be felt the world over.

On International Youth Day, Celebrate the Power of Youth

Kathy Calvin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This youth generation is informed, connected, and global. Given their knowledge of social media, which transcends borders, young people today are more apt to look for global solutions and approaches.

3 Simple Questions for Being an Extraordinary Conversationalist

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By cutting to the chase and finding out what's most important to a person, you can immediately be of service to someone in a way that is very meaningful to him.

The Female Double Bind Part IV: The Bra Burning Man Hater vs. The Ignorant Girl Traitor

Kali Rogers | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

It took me YEARS to admit that I was a feminist. I hated the word, I hated the stigma, and above all I hated what I thought it meant. After years of education, research, and soul-searching, I am proudly coming out of the closet.

An Overlooked Health Challenge -- And Opportunity

Kathy Calvin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

The way we now use energy in the world -- burning fossil fuels like coal and oil -- is causing our climate to change in ways that are disproportionately hurting the poorest, many of whom are women and children.

A Lesson in Oral Storytelling and Revenge

Alex Schattner | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
Alex Schattner

Step 1: Before you speak, make sure the story is relevant to the audience.

The One Crucial Conversation Every Manager Should Be Having (But Probably Isn't)

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Whether you have a manager, are a manager, or both, you know that on many days, you barely have time to eat lunch -- let alone set a course of organizational change.

Catherine Pearson

What You 'Really Really Want' According To This Sex Activist | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

This International Women's Day, we're joining HuffPost outposts around the world to talk Conversation Changers -- women who are not just successful in...