In the Interpersonal Communication course I teach, an area of focus is emotion and its impact on one-on-one communication.
In this TED video, Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Since this is a fairly long video than I’d usually like to show in class, I have students watch the video and complete a Discussion board item before they come to class. It makes for a better in-class discussion.
The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown – 20:16