By the age of two, most people--everywhere—have learned to talk. But many people reach adulthood and still do not know how to converse. The difference between the two is crucially important: talk is a one way communication — where one person tells something to another.
Conversation on the other hand is an exchange, in which both parties give something and receive something. It's not an accident that in many parts of the English speaking world, the word "intercourse" is used to define conversation — underscoring the exchange that takes place.
Now that technology has become so integral to our lives and there are so many ways to communicate with others, I believe that face to face conversation has become the new luxury. Yet I also believe that it needs to be a staple in all our lives.
I'd like to spread the idea that conversation is truly necessary and can be enhanced by technology in a way that's truly powerful. This is why, I'd like to provide the skills for people everywhere to learn how to do that — to help them get the thrill of what it means to actually have authentic, meaningful conversations.