Author and interviewer Lily Clayton Hansen talks about what she has learned from interviewing well over 1,000-people around the world—that everyone responds to warmth, kindness, and acceptance. In her talk, she references some of her most impactful interviews in her 13-year career and how she has gotten others to open up and be their most authentic selves by being the truest version of herself. This is a talk that will teach others the power of active listening, empathy, and the power of approaching others with a lack of judgment. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community in Nashville. The talk is cited as being one of TEDx Nashville’s most popular. Learn more at