Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection (A FAN Event with Charles Duhigg)

We are pleased to collaborate with Family Action Network as they welcome Charles Duhigg, author of the new book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection to New Trier High School Cornog Auditorium. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit, an investigation of what makes conversations work, and how we can all learn to be supercommunicators at work and in our lives. Mr. Duhigg will be interviewed by Nicholas Epley. Ph.D., from the University of Chicago. This in-person event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

BONUS BOOK GIVEAWAY of Supercommunicators at the event, while supplies last!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

About the Book: We all know people who seem capable of connecting with almost anyone. They are the ones we turn to for advice, the ones who ask deep questions but also seem to hear what we are trying to say. What do they know about conversation that makes them so special? And what can they tell us about how communication really works?

Supercommunicators, Charles Duhigg argues, understand--some by intuition, some by hard-won experience--that there is a science to how human beings connect through words. They understand that whenever we speak, we’re actually participating in one of three distinct conversations: What is this really about? How do we feel? And who are we? They 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 and inform everything we say. Our pasts, our values, our affiliations—our identities—shape every discussion we have, from who will pick up the kids to how we want to be treated at work.

With his trademark insight and clarity, 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 recognize and leverage the hidden layers that lurk beneath every conversation. In the end, we learn a simple but powerful lesson: We can connect with anyone.

About the Author: Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and the author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards. He writes for The New Yorker and other publications, was previously a senior editor at The New York Times, and occasionally hosts the podcast How To!

Conversation Partner Nicholas Epley, Ph.D. is the John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science and Director of the Roman Family Center for Decision Research. His research has appeared in more than two dozen empirical journals and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Templeton Foundation. He has been awarded the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the 2015 Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science, and the 2018 Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. He is the author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want.

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

New Trier High School, Northfield Campus Cornog Auditorium
7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection By Charles Duhigg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593243916
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Random House - February 20th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTESLLER • From the 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