“His approach encourages the virtues of attention, empathy, vulnerability, and appreciation, but the context is thoroughly modernized, with significant consideration to how the pandemic era has changed relationships. Readers looking to have more meaningful interactions would do well to pick this up.” — Publishers Weekly
We were never meant to live alone or communicate only in “likes” and retweets. The new book, Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection that Build Extraordinary Relationships, by veteran broadcaster and human connection expert, Riaz Meghji, explains why so many aspects of our modern lives feel so shallow and unsatisfying—and points a way forward to a better future in which we all express genuine curiosity about the people in our lives, listen with our whole hearts, show up as our authentic selves, and make every conversation count.
Every Conversation Counts tackles a central question of modern life: why are we so connected, yet so alone? It digs deep into how and why millions of people find themselves more isolated than ever despite the many technologies that are supposed to make us constantly connected. It also examines how the danger of isolation was magnified by the coronavirus pandemic.
Relationships are the foundation for productive conversation. We all struggle to break through the noise and chaos of our always-on, overscheduled lives and forge genuine connections, whether personal or professional. This book is an essential read for sales professionals who need to quickly connect with customers, leaders who need to strengthen their relationships with direct reports in order to deliver results, entrepreneurs who need to build strong networks of supporters to bring their ideas to life, and professionals in any field who need to learn how to network better. You will also encounter many lessons you can use in your personal life, to connect on a deeper level with friends, family members, partners, and more.
In an increasingly disconnected world, Every Conversation Counts will help readers combat distractions, get past awkward small talk, put aside the pretense of perfection, and have difficult conversations. They will learn to spark real, authentic conversations, overcome barriers and master the skills necessary to cultivate trust and loyalty.
Riaz Meghji is a Human Connection Expert. He has 17 years of broadcast television experience, and, during his time as host on Citytv’s Breakfast Television, MTV Canada, TEDxVancouver, CTV News, and the Toronto International Film Festival, has interviewed thousands of experts about human connection and collaboration, undertaking critical training that helped shape the tangible takeaways he shares to make in his new book, Every Conversation Counts.