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Let's Talk: How to Have Better Conversations

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In August 2022 he came to Intelligence Squared to discuss his new book Let’s Talk, which explores the evolution of dialogue and the science behind stimulating conversation. Learn nine essential ways to detox your mindset, feel lighter and more energised, to live a happier and more fulfilling life. A much-used word, karma is loosely understood as a system of checks and balances in our lives, of good actions and bad deeds, of good thoughts and bad intentions. Access to the Plus Catalogue—thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts, including exclusive series. Instead this is quite a self-centred and self-congratulatory tract based on conversations with other people.

Although the author brings out various valuable points on having better conversations with others, most are generic and easily accessible online. Nihal is a master of the art of conversation, one of the country's finest and smartest interviewers, and his book is both brilliant and necessary. Being with your partner may feel like rainbows and unicorns, but that doesn't mean you have a healthy, functioning relationship. Part how-to and part manifesto, Let's Talk is Nihal's accessible, anecdotal and invigorating toolkit to having better conversations with anyone, any time. I managed to finish the book and I actually like the chapter with negotiator John Sutherland (again, he's the greatest while the rest of the police force is very bad!

Along the way, they’ll unlock wisdom for those of us navigating our own coupledoms, and for those still seeking their perfect match. Never heard of Arthanayake before (or his *star-studded* career) and a lot of this read like a high school essay. You won’t get a textbook on how to have a better conversation, so if you are looking for a “how-to” guide, then I suggest you look elsewhere. New and familiar characters abound, voiced by a bright mix of performers, including Kat Dennings, Regé-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, Michael Sheen, Kristen Schaal, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Wright, and so many more, including fan-favorite narrators Simon Vance and Ray Porter.

From tracing the evolution of dialogue to discovering what lights up in the brain when we're enjoying a good discussion, Nihal speaks to the experts - from the board room to the criminal courts - to find why good conversation has eroded over time and how we can fix it.In each episode you'll follow one person's journey, getting to listen in on their coaching sessions with Selina and following them as she sends them off on a task to try out a new career idea. million listeners a week on BBC Radio 5 Live who regard him as one of the best people of his generation at having public conversations. He wants to know what it really means to have a 'great conversation' and, most importantly, how he can teach us to have better interactions in our everyday lives.

Main Hi Kahaani Hoon”, an Audible Original is a weekly storytelling show of 20 episode from Audible, written-created-performed by Major Akhill Pratap; an ex-Army Officer popularly known as The Soldier and The Storyteller. a very impassioned defence of conversation as an art and one of the things that can save and retain our humanity in a world of GIFs and emojis and fifteen second digital dopamine hits. He currently presents the daily afternoon show on BBC 5 Live and the official Penguin Books podcast. Which means not only can we become more effective communicators if we choose but that we should not let those who do not employ them off the hook when there is a better alternative. In conclusion, “Let’s Talk: How to Have Better Conversations” is a book that gives us insight into why conversations, even the most difficult, as ones that are worth having, I leave you with a quote from one of our previous book club authors, Matt Haig “ A very impassioned defence of conversation as an art”.Whilst as a society we can benefit from instant messaging through text and WhatsApp, we are primed to hear rather than see. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. From tracing the evolution of dialogue to discovering what lights up in the brain when we’re enjoying a good discussion, Nihal speaks to conversational authorities including Lorraine Kelly, former president of Ireland Mary McAleese, Professor Tanya Byron, internationally bestselling author Johann Hari, Matthew Syed, and many more, to find out why good conversation has eroded over time and how we can fix it.

This book is easy to understand, although I would have preferred maybe a few transcripts of the conversations involved, rather than the style this book took with its information, but I guess it got to the heart of the matter of what it wanted to say. I like that he uses the final chapter to summarise the majority of the key points from his interviewees. The beginning of the book, with its history of how societies perceived conversation, was interesting enough to me to raise this to a 3* review. A self-declared passion project which reminds a great radio presenter and his audience that we have two ears, should be curious and find common ground with enemies.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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