Every Conversation Counts

The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships

Riaz Meghji

You are one conversation away from changing your life.

We all crave connection. We were never meant to live alone or communicate only in “likes” and retweets. In Every Conversation Counts, TV host and human connection keynote speaker Riaz Meghji digs deep into the dangers of isolation and loneliness, our social pandemic, that were brought into sharp relief by the coronavirus crisis. He tackles a uniquely modern question: why are we so connected, and yet so alone—and how can we reconnect?

Sharing personal insights from powerful interviews and years of on-air experience, Meghji offers five simple habits for building extraordinary relationships. He explains how to spark authentic conversations, win trust, create new business, and collaborate effectively. Meghji points a way forward to a better future—one in which we express genuine curiosity about others, listen with our whole hearts, show up as our authentic selves, and make every conversation count.


“In a world of missed connections, the gift to listen deeply is one that nourishes both them and you. But it’s not actually a gift. It’s a skill. Riaz Meghji’s book shows you how you can make every conversation count.”

“Riaz Meghji has created an invaluable guide to the core of effective communication—connection. Through the expertise gained from his craft and learnings from those he has interviewed, his perspective is relevant today more than ever to fulfillment, happiness, and success both professionally and personally.”

Every Conversation Counts is a call to arms for a world that is struggling with loneliness and isolation. It shows readers how to use conversations to create the human connection that is so needed by all of us.”

“A thought-provoking perspective on how we can empathetically connect in difficult times, treat each other as equals, and embrace our vulnerability.”


“A valuable guide to how we can find meaningful moments and create authentic connections in uncertain times.”

“A thought-provoking read for anyone looking to improve communication skills in business, fundraising and relationship building.”


Riaz Meghji is a human connection keynote speaker and an accomplished broadcaster with seventeen years of television hosting experience. His on-camera training not only taught him the power of a candid conversation, but also how to put it into practice. Meghji has hosted for Citytv’s Breakfast Television, MTV Canada, TEDxVancouver, CTV News, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

ISBN 978-1-989603-72-7
$19.95 CAD $16.95 USD
Published February 9, 2021
5.5 × 8.5 256 Pages
Paperback, ebook