Big Talk: Skipping the small talk to connect
14 November 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Academy Xi, 48 Druitt Street, Ground Level, Sydney NSW 2000
What if, when we interact with others in a learning space, we could skip the small talk, and instead talk about things that really mattered in life? What might happen? How might the experience and impact be different?
Kalina Silverman, a journalist and Fulbright research scholar from the USA, created Big Talk with the intention to enhance interpersonal communication and build empathy across boundaries of difference. She travels around the world making videos, delivering lectures, and leading workshops about how people can “make Big Talk,” – at work, with friends and family, with strangers, and even by themselves – to make their everyday lives more purposeful and meaningful.
Join us and Kalina to experience Big Talk and explore together how we might promote deeper connection, empathy and more learning.
Check out the Big Talk website to find out out more about global Big Talk events and the Big Talk card game.
Founder of Big Talk
Kalina Silverman is the creator and CEO of Big Talk. This started as an initiative aimed at skipping small talk to ask deeper questions and make more meaningful connections. Big Talk has since grown into a global movement that includes a YouTube video series, Amazon exclusives card game, diverse educational programs, and events around the world from Australia to Uzbekistan. You may recognise some influential users of Big Talk, ranging from Keith Urban, Lorde, and Billie Eilish to the Los Angeles Lakers. Kalina is from Santa Monica, California and received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University. In 2017-'18, she lived in Singapore as a Fulbright Scholar sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Institute of International Education researching ways to use Big Talk to build empathy across cultures. Big Talk has appeared in the Huffington Post, USA Today, Quora, Forbes, NBC, Business Insider, and more. Kalina's TEDx talk has over 5.8 million views on YouTube.
Dates and fees
14 November 2019
12:00 pm ~ 1:00 pm
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney NSW 2000