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kindle ´ We Need to Talk Audio CD read ↠ join or create book clubs Ù [PDF / Epub] ☆ We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter By Join or create book clubs – Danpashley.co.uk We need to talkThey are perhaps the most dreaded four words in the English language But in her timelyWe need to talkThey are perhaps the most dreaded four words in the English language But in her timely insightful and wonderfully practical audiobook We Need to Talk Celeste Headlee who earns a living by talking on the airwaves of National Public Radio makes the case that they are urgently neededToday most of us communicate from behind electronic screens and studies show that Americans feel less connected anddivided 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 individualsAnd 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 simple tools that can improve anyone's communication For example Be there or go elsewhere Human beings are incapable of multitasking and this is especially true of tasks that involve language Think you can type up a few emails while on a business call or hold a conversation with your child while texting your spouse? Think again Check your bias The belief that your intelligence protects you from erroneous assumptions can end up making youvulnerable to them We all have blind spots that affect the way we view others Check your bias before you judge someone else Hide your phone Don't just put down your phone; put it away New research suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone can negatively impact the uality of a conversationWhether you're struggling to communicate with your kid's teacher at school an employee at work or the people you love the most Headlee offers smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matter It was watching Headlee's brilliant TED talk about how to have better conversations that eventually led to me reading this book Although her talk didn't blow my mind like many other TED talks have done she really struck a chord in me with her straightforward and surprisingly obvious advice After reading the book the TED talk seems like the perfect trailer for it In short this is one of those books that everyone would benefit from reading It's an easy read written with a passion for the subject at hand that shines through the whole text This book might be seen as a warning in a society and dominated by social media and its electronic devices but it is driven by a genuine desire to help and thoroughly backed by an impressive amount of scientific material Headlee shows us why we need to talk as part of the human experience how modern life is taking that away from us how we can reclaim this part of our humanity and why we would benefit from doing so In that respect this is probably one of the most important books written in years

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R We need to talkThey are perhaps the most dreaded four words in the English language But in her timely insightful and wonderfully practical audiobook We Need to Talk Celeste Headlee who earns a living by talking on the airwaves of National Public Radio makes the case that they are urgently neededToday most of us communicate from behind electronic screens and studies show that Americans feel less connected anddivided 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 individualsAnd 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 simple tools that can improve anyone's communication For example Be there or go elsewhere Human beings are incapable of multitasking and this is especially true of tasks that involve language Think you can type up a few emails while on a business call or hold a conversation with your child while texting your spouse? Think again Check your bias The belief that your intelligence protects you from erroneous assumptions can end up making youvulnerable to them We all have blind spots that affect the way we view others Check your bias before you judge someone else Hide your phone Don't just put down your phone; put it away New research suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone can negatively impact the uality of a conversationWhether you're struggling to communicate with your kid's teacher at school an employee at work or the people you love the most Headlee offers smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matt The author is a very intelligent lady and I thoroughly commend her for setting out to improve her conversational skills As she's a journalist she's a populariser and this book is highly readable in style I read it because I wanted to improve my own converdational skills and this book was recommended by experts I respect But I think the contents could be condensed into one decent newspaper article Much of it is waffly and repetitive Perhaps it may be helpful to those who have never given the subject much thought but I felt I'd wasted my money

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We Need to Talk How to Have Conversations That MatterWe need to talkThey are perhaps the most dreaded four words in the English language But in her timely insightful and wonderfully practical audiobook We Need to Talk Celeste Headlee who earns a living by talking on the airwaves of National Public Radio makes the case that they are urgently neededToday most of us communicate from behind electronic screens and studies show that Americans feel less connected anddivided 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 individualsAnd 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 simple tools that can improve anyone's communication For example Be there or go elsewhere Human beings are incapable of multitasking and this is especially true of tasks that involve language Think you can type up a few emails while on a business call or hold a conversation with your child while texting your spouse? Think again Check your bias The belief that your intelligence protects you from erroneous assumptions can end up making youvulnerable to them We all have blind spots that affect the way we view others Check your bias before you judge someone else Hide your phone Don't just put down your phone; put it away New research suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone can negatively impact the uality of a conversationWhether you're struggling to communicate with your kid's teacher at school an employee at work or the people you love the most Headlee offers smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matte As people become polarized and listen only to people and press that they agree with we need and to talk with each other Celeste Headlee has suggested some simple procedures that make conversations between people who have different ideas and beliefs both possible and beneficial We Need to Talk is straight forward and easy to read She has included lots to research to make her points like the information about why we think we are multi tasking even though brain research shows that we can't I am shocked that my attention span is less than a goldfish and frightened that our ability to empathize has dropped by 40% This information helps us understand why having a conversation is hard and why we need to have many Personally I believe our lives and our world would be significantly better if we learn and practice conversations as she suggests