Most people learn their conversation styles by observation of adults and older siblings in their household as they grow up. Specifically, they observe and model their communication preference copying older family members of the same gender. As a result, when men and women talk to each other, they do not always speak the same language. They tend to use different approaches that are neither better nor worse than the other, merely different. This workshop will pursue means for men and women, mothers and fathers, to become “bi-lingual” by exploring communication patterns (verbal and non-verbal), speaking and listening styles and early influences on individual conversation patterns.