Professional Skills & Literacy

We Need to Talk (Blinkist Summary)

Texts, emails, DMs, tweets—these are increasingly the preferred methods of communication for the modern human race. While these are all effective ways of communicating information, are they actually a good form of communication? How often have you seen a comment misinterpreted because it was via a text or tweet or some other impersonal medium where context and tone can’t be accurately conveyed? While technology and social media have their positives, there isn’t yet a technology that can take the place of a face-to-face, in-person talk. This audiobook summary of Celeste Headlee’s We Need to Talk walks you through the art of the vital but increasingly undervalued skill—a good conversation. This course shows how effective conversation leads to more meaningful relationships and a greater understanding of other people, and offers advice on how to improve your own conversation skills.

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