We Need To Talk
HOW TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER
We Need To Talk. They are, perhaps, the most dreaded four words in the English language. But in her timely and practical book, We Need To Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (Harper Wave, available now), journalist and public radio host Celeste Headlee makes the case that they are urgently needed.
Today most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals.
And the only way forward, says Headlee, is to start talking to each other. In We Need To Talk, she outlines the strategies that have made her a better conversationalist and offers actionable steps anyone can take to improve their communication skills. Whether you’re struggling to communicate with your significant other, your boss, your neighbor, or a friend, Headlee offers smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matter.
About the Author
Celeste Headlee is the host of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She is the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (Harper Wave, available now), a practical guide to the lost art of conversation. Celeste’s TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation was listed as one of the most watched TED Talks in 2016 (CNBC) and named the #1 must-watch TED Talk by Glassdoor (with over 11 million total views to date.)