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Let's Talk: How to Have Better Conversations

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I found it really interesting in a number of ways, not least because it made me review my own conversations. The book has signposted me to some really interesting new media to check out though with some great examples of interesting conversationalists, so it’s worth a read on that aspect! The most valuable conversations themselves are spaces where the participants give over a part of themselves to each other to explore, illuminate and connect" Nihal makes communication natual and accessible to all. This book was on my to-read list the minute I heard it was due to be published in the summer of 2022.

Rather the book is a meandering (and sometimes somewhat self-indulgent) description about why conversation is a lost art (yes, you guessed it… phones/social media/increasingly polarised societies) and why this needs to be reversed. He currently presents the daily afternoon show on BBC 5 Live and the official Penguin Books podcast. We're not currently in the golden era of conversation - it has either eroded away into emojis or escalated into online wildfires. As you read you witness how to listen well—Nihal shows genuine interest in those he's interviewing and allows these conversations to inform and refine his own opinions.

The considered and respectful way he converses with all his guests made me 100% want to read this book. This grossly oversimplified understanding has created many complexities in our lives and taken away from us the very fundamentals of the joy of living. Naturally you don't agree with everything but you understand the logic and the argument is of course well made.

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And while we know that effective communication can lead to greater fulfilment in our personal and professional lives, evidence suggests we are having fewer meaningful conversations than previous generations. The Greatest Secret, the long-awaited major work by Rhonda Byrne, lays out the next quantum leap in a journey that will take the listener beyond the material world and into the spiritual realm, where all possibilities exist. Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive.

Host of Today in Focus the Guardian's flagship daily news podcast and one of the top ten most listened to podcasts in the UK. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. That’s the argument of Nihal Arthanayake, acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster for BBC Radio 5 Live, who has spent years trying to understand what makes for a great conversation. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Really enjoyed the writing style, but it felt like this was an autobiography packaged as something else.Nihal is a master of the art of conversation, one of the country's finest and smartest interviewers, and his book is both brilliant and necessary.

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