miércoles, 12 de septiembre de 2012

Talking point: Great conversations

Are you a good conversationalist?
Do you know anyone who is?
Do you remember the last time you had a good conversation?
Who did you have the conversation with?
What was it about?
How long did the conversation last?
What made it such a good conversation?
How important do you think face-to-face conversations are?
Do you think we’re having fewer and fewer conversations as we communicate more and more through texting and social media?
Do you ever find it difficult to have a conversation in person? Why or why not? 

This week's talking point, from The New York Times Learning Network, deals with the art of conversation and the way we seem to be losing it. In preparation for your session with your conversation group, you can read professor Sherry Turkle's article in The New York Times, The Flight from Conversation, published in April this year.

Photographs by Peter DaSilva and Byron Smith, for The New York Times