I love watching them make these salads on cooking shows and on Youtube.
You can pick up some really good composed salad recipes that way too.
Even if it's just a small trick, like how to make roses out of carrots. You have to parboil the carrot slices to make them soft enough to bend, which is something that would never have occurred to me.
And it's fun and it encourages you to use ingredients you might not use otherwise.
My friends are always impressed. Well, they are at least amused.