I thought a “Salon” was a place to get my hair done? Not our salons!
Our Salons are For making Sh!t Happen
sa·lon n. (sə-lŏn′, săl′ŏn′, să-lôN′)
A salon is a gathering of people under the roofof an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. (source: Wikipedia)**
Ideas are alive and deserve to be treated with respect. And your idea is just what the world needs. – Salonière, Kelly Pratt
- Your ideas deserve to be made real.
- Talking out loud helps you think.
- Brainstorming in the mirror isn’t working.
- So, let’s do it, TOGETHER!
“A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” – Simon Sinek
Engage with other creative thinkers to breathe life into your ideas.
A place where:
- You are encouraged to talk-to-think.
- The energy is the room is supportive and collaborative.
- The combined knowledge and experience of of your cohort is shared with everyone.
- You really do what you say you’re going to do.
chemistry is critical to this process, so please complete a short application. Salons begin very soon!
If you’re like me, connection is critical. But distraction is disastrous.
I’m really excited about our So, do it! online community. Many group leaders are choosing Facebook groups. I don’t know about you, but I’m very susceptible to the “shiny object!” syndrome, and Facebook is an enemy to my focus. So I’ve found a better option.
We will be using Mightybell – new platform originally developed for Lean In circles. I’m excited about it because it’s in our control and doesn’t have the distractions of other social media sites.
You will be added to the SO, DO IT! community as soon as you’re accepted into a Salon. Then we can all begin getting to know each other. It’s all still in the planning, but there may be a virtual coffee party before the new year to meet face to face!
** a note about Salons. I’m intrigued by them because of their connection to Women’s history.
Women escaped the constriction of not being able to publish their own works by choosing the topics for discussion within their salons. Because the segregation of men and women was still rampant in the 18th century, women were not afforded the same opportunity to publish their ideas. However, at the salon, which provided an open platform for the discussion of ideas between men and women, the salonieres were responsible for setting the agenda of topics of discourse and running the conversation. This powerful ability to control the content of discussions also determined on which matters philosophers would focus, and therefore steered the direction of their works.12 source