Charles Duhigg in Conversation with Tyler Nottberg: Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection

EVENT OVERVIEW: Charles Duhigg will present his new book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection in Conversation with Tyler Nottberg on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM at The Unity Temple on The Plaza.

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ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit, a fascinating exploration of what makes conversations work, and how we can all learn to be supercommunicators at work and in life.

Supercommunicators, as Pulitzer-prize winning author Charles Duhigg argues, understand that there is a science to how human beings connect. They understand that every time we speak, we’re actually engaging in one of three conversations: What is this really about? How do we feel? And, Who are we?

The key to connecting with others – to hearing what goes unsaid, and making sure everyone listens to what you say – is understanding the neuroscience and psychology shaping our conversations. Anyone can become a supercommunicator, if we recognize and use tools we already posses.

We all know people who are capable of connecting with almost anyone. They’re the ones we love talking to, who we turn to for advice, who hear what we are trying to say and make us feel seen.

What do they know about conversation that makes them so special?

Skilled communicators know the importance of recognizing — and then matching — each kind of conversation, and how to hear the complex emotions, subtle negotiations, and hidden beliefs that color so much of what we say and how we listen. Our experiences, our values, our emotional lives, and how we see ourselves, and others, shape every discussion, from who will pick up the kids to how we want to be treated at work.

With his trademark clarity and storytelling, Duhigg shows readers how to recognize these three conversations — and teaches us the skills we need to navigate them more successfully.

Communication is a superpower. By bringing readers into jury deliberations and fraught CIA recruitments, into Netflix’s company-wide conversations about equity and the writers’ room of The Big Bang Theory, we learn why some people are able to make themselves heard — and to hear others — so clearly. We learn how to identify and leverage the hidden layers that lurk beneath every conversation.

In the end, we learn a simple but powerful lesson: With the right tools, we can connect with anyone.

 

REVIEWS:

“Charles Duhigg does it again, with a book we all need to read. Using his unique mix of stories and science, he gives us SUPERCOMMUNICATORS, a guide to better conversation and deeper human connection. If you want to improve your communication skills at work and in life, this book is the place to start.”

— ARTHUR C. BROOKS, PROFESSOR, HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL AND HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, AND #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

 

“Charles Duhigg delivers a winning combination of stories, studies, and guidance that might well transform the worst communicators you know into some of the best.”

—ADAM GRANT, #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THINK AGAIN AND HIDDEN POTENTIAL, AND HOST OF THE PODCAST RE:THINKING

 

“Our personal and professional success depend upon our ability to understand and be understood, and yet, we typically leave this up to intuition. In SUPERCOMMUNICATORS, Charles Duhigg goes through a mountain of research — and some riveting stories — and unearths practical tactics to show that anyone can become a more effective listener, speaker, and even social media poster.”

—DAVID EPSTEIN, AUTHOR OF RANGE: WHY GENERALISTS TRIUMPH IN A SPECIALIZED WORLD AND THE SPORTS GENE: INSIDE THE SCIENCE OF EXTRAORDINARY ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CHARLES DUHIGG is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and the author of The Power of Habit, which spent over three years on New York Times bestseller lists. His second book, Smarter Faster Better, was also a New York Times bestseller.

A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Charles has been a frequent contributor to This American LifeNPRThe Colbert Report, PBS’s NewsHour, and Frontline.

Charles led the team that won the 2013 Pulitzer prize in explanatory journalism for “The iEconomy,” a series that examined the global economy through the lens of Apple. That series included examinations of such topics as the factories in China where iPhones and iPads are manufactured.

Charles has also received The George Polk award, the Gerald Loeb award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal, the Scripps Howard National Journalism award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and other honors.

While a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Charles reported from Iraq about American military operations.

Before becoming a full-time journalist in 2003, Charles worked as an analyst for American Property Global Partners, a private equity firm and co-founded SWPA Education Management Group, L.L.C., which developed education programs for medically underserved areas.

He was also, for one terrifying day in 1999, a bike messenger in San Francisco.

Charles currently writes for The New Yorker magazine.

 

EVENT DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $33.00 (plus Eventbrite Ticket Fee) includes 1 Hardcover of Supercommunicators, 1 Admission Reservation, and 1 Guest Admission Reservation. General Admission Seating.

EVENT FORMAT: Charles Duhigg will discuss his new book Supercommunicators: How To Unlock The Secret Language of Connection in Conversation with Tyler Nottberg. The discussion will last approximately one hour.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Patrons will receive their autographed books as they arrive at this event.

DISCLAIMER: All author event sales are final and non-refundable. Eventbrite ticket fees are non-refundable.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780593243916
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Random House - February 20th, 2024

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