About the Book

 When was the last time you had a really great conversation with someone?

  • When we die and go to heaven, are we graded on a percentage or a curve?
  • How should the national budget pie be divided?
  • Going green – essential, elitist, or pointless?
  • Who was your first love?
  • What happened in your day today?

Good conversations take time, and whether with family, friends, or colleagues, time to sit around talking is getting scarce.

  • According to recent census and Gallup poll data, since the 1960s, families sharing meals together dropped over 40%.
  • 37% of those who do eat together are doing so while plugged into the TV, iPods, or texting on their phones.
  • Nielsen data indicates that our individual time spent online is up 49%, with social network sites, email and blogs taking the lion’s share of our time.

So, what’s wrong with online communication? Nothing, if you don’t mind more than half of what you are trying to say getting lost in the process. Turns out we need facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language to truly understand each other.Up to 80% of our communication is non-verbal, making face-to-face conversations essential!

Hosting a Saturday Salon is a fun way of creating time and space for rich conversations, similar to the conversation salons that sparked the French Revolution.  It’s also just a great way to reconnect with friends, colleagues, neighbors and family, to talk about what’s really on our minds.

There’s always something happening at the Saturday Salon, so why wait? Start the conversation…start a Saturday Salon!

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