We Need to Talk Buchzusammenfassung - das Wichtigste aus We Need to Talk
Einleitung anhören

Zusammenfassung von We Need to Talk

Celeste Headlee

How to Have Conversations That Matter

4.4 (240 Bewertungen)
21 Min.

Kurz zusammengefasst

We Need to Talk is a non-fiction book by Celeste Headlee that talks about the lost art of conversation. It offers practical tips to improve your listening and communication skills to have more meaningful conversations.


    We Need to Talk
    in 7 Kernaussagen verstehen

    Audio & Text in der Blinkist App
    Kernaussage 1 von 7

    Good communication is fundamental to being human, but modern life has set us up with some bad habits.

    If you were to stand a human next to, say, a snow leopard or a Komodo dragon, you might wonder how we became the dominant species. There are all kinds of animals out there that are faster, bigger, and stronger than we are. Even some whose teeth are filled with poison! Yet somehow, humans have risen to the top.

    One reason is our ability to communicate. What we lack in physical prowess, we make up for in being able to talk to each other in minute detail – and to listen, too. That has all manner of evolutionary advantages.

    It’s strange, then, that we don’t try a bit harder when it comes to communicating. In fact, these days, we’re getting worse and worse at it.

    The key message here is: Good communication is fundamental to being human, but modern life has set us up with some bad habits.

    People have been talking to each other since the dawn of time, but here’s a very modern example that shows why learning to do it well is worth it – poor communication costs money. For large businesses in the US and UK the impact could be as much as $37 billion a year, according to a report from 2008. 

    It’s not just financial, and it’s not just businesses that are affected either. Another study found that college students in 2010 were 40 percent less empathetic than students from 30 years earlier. A big contributor to this is undoubtedly the rise of technology and social media, which encourages fleeting superficial connection, not empathy. 

    In another study, researchers put multiple pairs of strangers in a room together and asked them to chat – in half of the rooms they also put a cell phone on the table. And even though the phone was just sitting there, it had a negative impact on the couples’ communication. The pairs in the rooms with no cell phone reported developing better relationships, and feeling more trust and empathy. 

    What can you do about this? Putting your phone away is just the beginning. More important than that is for you to start taking the art of conversation seriously.

    If you have a bad conversation, it’s common to impulsively blame the other person for not being interesting enough. Definitely stop doing that! Instead, if you can take the responsibility for shaping an interesting conversation yourself, you’ll be amazed at the results.

    Du möchtest die gesamte Zusammenfassung von We Need to Talk sehen?

    Kernaussagen in We Need to Talk

    Mehr Wissen in weniger Zeit
    Sachbücher auf den Punkt gebracht
    Sachbücher auf den Punkt gebracht
    Kernaussagen aus Sachbüchern in ca. 15 Minuten pro Titel lesen & anhören mit den „Blinks”
    Zeitsparende Empfehlungen
    Zeitsparende Empfehlungen
    Titel, die dein Leben bereichern, passend zu deinen Interessen und Zielen
    Podcasts in Kurzform
    Podcasts in Kurzform Neu
    Kernaussagen wichtiger Podcasts im Kurzformat mit den neuen „Shortcasts”

    Worum geht es in We Need to Talk?

    We Need to Talk (2017) walks you through the art of good conversation – a vital but often undervalued skill. It shows how effective conversation leads to more meaningful relationships and a greater understanding of other people. The book also offers advice on how to improve your own conversation skills.

    Bewertung von We Need to Talk

    We Need to Talk (2017) by Celeste Headlee is an enlightening exploration of the lost art of conversation and why it's essential in our digital age. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Offers practical techniques and strategies to improve our communication skills, enabling us to connect deeply with others.
    • Examines the impact of technology on our conversations, highlighting the importance of being present and truly listening.
    • Shares real-life stories that illustrate the power of conversation, making the book engaging and thought-provoking.

    Wer We Need to Talk lesen sollte

    • People frustrated by superficial conversations
    • Keen talkers who want to become better listeners
    • Conversationalists eager to improve their skills

    Über den Autor

    Celeste Headlee is a journalist and broadcaster who hosts the daily news show On Second Thought on Georgia Public Broadcasting. She’s spent more than ten years with NPR, and is also a classically trained singer. Her second book, Do Nothing, is about how to enjoy your leisure time.

    Kategorien mit We Need to Talk

    Ähnliche Zusammenfassungen wie We Need to Talk

    ❤️ für Blinkist️️️ 
    Ines S.

    Ich bin begeistert. Ich liebe Bücher aber durch zwei kleine Kinder komme ich einfach nicht zum Lesen. Und ja, viele Bücher haben viel bla bla und die Quintessenz ist eigentlich ein Bruchteil.

    Genau dafür ist Blinkist total genial! Es wird auf das Wesentliche reduziert, die Blinks sind gut verständlich, gut zusammengefasst und auch hörbar! Das ist super. 80 Euro für ein ganzes Jahr klingt viel, aber dafür unbegrenzt Zugriff auf 3000 Bücher. Und dieses Wissen und die Zeitersparnis ist unbezahlbar.

    Ekaterina S.

    Extrem empfehlenswert. Statt sinnlos im Facebook zu scrollen höre ich jetzt täglich zwischen 3-4 "Bücher". Bei manchen wird schnelle klar, dass der Kauf unnötig ist, da schon das wichtigste zusammen gefasst wurde..bei anderen macht es Lust doch das Buch selbständig zu lesen. Wirklich toll

    Nils S.

    Einer der besten, bequemsten und sinnvollsten Apps die auf ein Handy gehören. Jeden morgen 15-20 Minuten für die eigene Weiterbildung/Entwicklung oder Wissen.

    Julia P.

    Viele tolle Bücher, auf deren Kernaussagen reduziert- präzise und ansprechend zusammengefasst. Endlich habe ich das Gefühl, Zeit für Bücher zu finden, für die ich sonst keine Zeit habe.

    Leute mochten auch die Zusammenfassungen

    4,7 Sterne
    Durchschnittliche Bewertung im App Store und Play Store
    30 Millionen
    Downloads auf allen Plattformen
    10+ Jahre
    Erfahrung als Impulsgeber für persönliches Wachstum
    Die besten Ideen aus den Top-Sachbüchern

    Hol dir mit Blinkist die besten Erkenntnisse aus mehr als 7.000 Sachbüchern und Podcasts. In 15 Minuten lesen oder anhören!

    Jetzt kostenlos testen

    We Need to Talk FAQs 

    What is the main message of We Need to Talk?

    The main message of We Need to Talk is improving our communication skills for better relationships.

    How long does it take to read We Need to Talk?

    The reading time for We Need to Talk varies, but it typically takes a few hours. The Blinkist summary can be read in just 15 minutes.

    Is We Need to Talk a good book? Is it worth reading?

    We Need to Talk is worth reading. It provides valuable insights and practical advice for effective communication.

    Who is the author of We Need to Talk?

    Celeste Headlee is the author of We Need to Talk.

    What to read after We Need to Talk?

    If you're wondering what to read next after We Need to Talk, here are some recommendations we suggest:
    • The Fine Art Of Small Talk by Debra Fine
    • Get It by AmyK Hutchens
    • Moving Past Small Talk by The Blinkist Team
    • Work Smarter, Not Harder by The Blinkist Team
    • Talk by Elizabeth Stokoe
    • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
    • Be Fearless by Jean Case
    • Time Smart by Ashley Whillans
    • Ready Aim Fire! by Erik Fisher and Jim Woods
    • The Communication Code by Jeremie Kubicek & Steve Cockram