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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To say I’m slightly addicted to listening to his voice through his Radio 5 Live show is downplaying it. 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.

And I think thats what the Author wanted to get across from the book and they suceeded surprisingly well.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. The fig tree is there, too, when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, when the teenagers vanish.

I wouldn’t be surprised if whole sections were derived by asking Chat GPT to expand 500 words to 2500.Sir Michael Caine knows a thing or two about gangs: whether that’s joining one as a kid, or playing them in movies for over 50 years. Nihal’s writing is engaging as his interviews, bringing us a book that covers a range of topics including The Evolution of Communication, The Mechanics of Communication. He currently presents the daily afternoon show on BBC 5 Live and the official Penguin Books podcast.

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.

Ultimately, I dont think 'Let's Talk' delivers on this and feels more like a memoir of Nihal's radio career with the conversational advice being sparce and simple. 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.

I read this at the same time as Malcolm Gladwell's Talking to Strangers and despite the books being on a similar topic/approach, this is hands down the better of the two. Never heard of Arthanayake before (or his *star-studded* career) and a lot of this read like a high school essay. Nihal is nothing less than the most intelligent interviewer in British broadcasting , so I had high expectations for his book on conversations, and it doesn't disappoint . That being said, Arthanyake conducted some great interviews for the book and I enjoyed many of his/their insights into conversations and the psychology around the subject.To read him is to get a lesson from a master practitioner of the art -- Anita Anand, author of The Patient Assassin You may also be interested in. Now Caine delves into the real stories behind the gangs we think we know so well, revealing the hidden realities behind the myths. 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. His is a podcast that I dip into when he interviews someone of interest, and I often find that Nihal is an easy interviewer to listen to.



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