Celeste Headlee: Author

Celeste’s new book, We Need To Talk – How To Have Better Conversations, published by Harper Wave, will be available to purchase in stores on September 19.  Preorders are available now at the stores listed below.


We Need to Talk

How to Have Conversations That Matter

They are, perhaps, the most dreaded four words in the English language. But in her timely, insightful, and wonderfully practical book, We Need to Talk, Celeste Headlee—who earns a living by talking on the airwaves of National Public Radio—makes the case that they are urgently needed.

Today most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals.

And the only way forward, says Headlee, is to start talking to each other. In We Need to Talk, she outlines the strategies that have made her a better conversationalist—and offers simple tools that can improve anyone’s communication.

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Heard Mentality

An A-Z Guide to Take Your Podcast or Radio Show from Idea to Hit

This book guides you through the process of creating a radio show or podcast from the initial idea to the finished production.

Drawing on the experience of national broadcasters like Steve Inskeep, Susan Stamberg, and Michel Martin of NPR, this book includes a collective 400 years of wisdom about broadcasting and audio. It also includes a detailed guide to doing great interviews, recruiting the best talent, staffing your show, and a removable guide that you can hand to producers on your staff. Also, templates you can duplicate to begin producing your podcast or show immediately.

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