Let's Talk: How to Have Better Conversations

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Let's Talk: How to Have Better Conversations

Let's Talk: How to Have Better Conversations

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in a conversation, look at the people around you like an orchestra. Your job is to give each part a chance to play - the strings, percussion, brass, and woodwind. if you're really engaging with someone you've got to enter their space and be whoever you need to be within that space. But there is a core of who you are that remains constant. In many ways this is not like any of the books I have read in the past, in the sense that this is not an easily read fiction book, or even an autobiography. In some ways this is very similar to some of the other books that I have read more recently, in that this requires concentration and provokes introspection, and a desire to continue to develop.

Nihal interviews a range of people for whom communication is a key part of their life and business, whilst blending in some of his own stories and experiences along the way, to highlight his key recommendations for the importance of open and varied communication, and how we need to improve in ‘the art of conversation’. I like that he uses the final chapter to summarise the majority of the key points from his interviewees. Really readable with interesting contributions from and references to a wide range of experts and conversationalists including Matthew Syed, Johann Hari, Jordan Peterson, a police negotiator, a clinical psychologist, and even Lorraine Kelly! Best bits and takeaways for me are: That most conversations are a series of passive, vaguely connected statements as opposed to actively engaging in what is being said

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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. 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. the Chinese symbol for listening is called Ting and contains images that represent ears for listening, eyes for seeing, the heart for feeling, and undivided attention.

research has shown the presence of a mobile phone during a deep conversation can result in feeling less of a connection. In the post-covid world where you are more likely to converse over social media, Teams or chat apps we are losing the art of conversation, Nihal argues. However, he is keen to point out:Matthew Syed used to terrified of public speaking he's now an in demand speaker with over 150 speaking gigs a year. He says there are 3 essentials to overcome self doubt; a mindset where you're seeking to learn, decent mentoring and not giving up when you hit an obstacle. Let's Talk blends Nihal's experiences as an acclaimed interviewer with expert and celebrity opinion on the secrets and psychology behind successful communication. 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. I just couldn't bring myself to press that one star button even though I think this is one of the few books that I think might deserve it. That actively listening more, providing the speaker with your full and undivided attention, and talking less yourself, is key to holding good conversations Read this fascinating book and you'll become a better listener, a better conversationalist and better company' Adam Kay'A brilliant book on the art of conversation' Matt Haig'A compulsory book for these divided times' Sathnam Sanghera'An intriguing exploration of the importance of a proper chinwag' Sara Cox'A terrific book from a terrific broadcaster.



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