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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