The Real Over A Meal


In today’s digitized world where friends are measured in followers, retweets, and likes, and memories are summed up in a staged instagram shot — we take time to meet at various venues with people from all walks of life; innovators, industry titans, professional entertainers, world class athletes, business magnates and “really” get to know them. We’ll hear about all of the triumphs, the missteps, game changers, guilty pleasures, moments of enlightenment, and obstacles that they’ve overcome to get to where they are today. And we do this while we enjoy a meal.

Why over a meal? Sharing meals have been a portable means of transporting personal culture. It allows people to connect to their roots, memories, their traditions, and most importantly, each other — all in a single bite.

A study conducted at UCLA indicated that up to 93 percent of communication effectiveness is determined by nonverbal cues. Another study indicated that the impact of a performance was determined 7 percent by the words used, 38 percent by voice quality, and 55 percent by the nonverbal communication. Taken from the iconic movie, “When Harry Met Sally,” the video clip above depicts actress Meg Ryan (Sally), giving us a prime example of the kind of magic that happens at the dinner table. Do you think you can display this in 140 characters or less?

The Real Meet is a series of interviews with your favorite pop, business, and inspirational icons, setting the record straight, over a meal. The series is shot at various venues all over New York City. Join us on The Real Meet — Where We Get The Real Over A Meal.

Joana Gutierrez