Great Conversations Start Off-line

Great conversations start off-line. That’s why I don’t use my smartphone much in the cafeteria. Why risk being alone and connected when you can be meeting new people and conversing? Sherry Turkle once said, “I’m not anti-technology. I’m pro-conversation.”  So am I. A great conversation is meaningful to me especially when the company is top notch.

Today, I had the honor to speak with Michael (kaki pants) and two other students, Andrew and Liam. We spoke about the need to converse and make technology secondary to our relationship building. We had a tremendous hour long conversation. Some of the topics we discussed were: Relationship building and health. We left the cafeteria with a smile on our face and our smartphones in our pockets.

Our meaningful and insightful gathering was worthwhile and worth repeating. That’s for sure.

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.