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Episode from the podcastDiana Kander: Professional AF

How To Have Conversations That Matter with Celeste Headlee

Released Monday, 2nd December 2019
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Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. In her 20-year career in public radio, she anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Celeste’s TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 19 million views.

As an NPR host and journalist, Celeste has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life. Through her work, she sheds a much-needed light on the lost and essential art of conversation.

Celeste and I discuss:
  • How people usually mess up a good conversation
  • Why the smarter you are, the worse you probably are at having conversations
  • The biggest misconceptions people have about being good at conversation, and
  • How to ask much better questions
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