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#51 The Dying Art of Conversation with Celeste Headlee

1:12:35 | Feb 5th, 2019

4 recommendations
Speaker, author and radio journalist Celeste Headlee has had decades of experience fine tuning the recipe for engaging and rewarding conversation. She shares some tips to help us instantly improve our...Show More


mm recommended:Feb 20th, 2019

Great thoughtful conversation for how to have great thoughtful conversations.

hirad recommended:Feb 17th, 2019

Fantastic episode on how to listen well and have good conversations.

mmFeb 24th, 2019

Thanks for echoing this @hirad! I really enjoyed it this episode. Celeste Headlee is definitely a very talented journalist and interviewer. I appreciated the very pragmatic tips she offered. Specifically enjoyed her calling out the things we commonly do without realizing that we shouldn't do, e.g. ...Show More

hiradFeb 24th, 2019

The thing that stood out the most to me was the analogy with a game of catch. That’s such a good image to think about how to engage in conversation. The conversational narcissism thing was eye opening too. I’m definitely guilty of that.

mmFeb 24th, 2019

@hirad Yes! Agreed with the game of catch analog. Maybe I missed it in the episode, but what if the person doesn’t “play catch” with you and you keep trying to throw the conversation ball to them but they don’t throw it back? You know that feeling when you feel like you’re trying to keep the convers...Show More