Online: Small talk

From awkward silences to flowing conversation

So, there you are, all alone. About to spend a long day at a business conference or at that wedding where you don't know a soul. And then all of a sudden it hits you – social anxiety. Because, let's face it, who are you going to talk to? And even worse: what are you going to talk about? You'd rather just leave as soon as possible.

You may think you're the only one feeling this way, but in fact, nine out ten people have difficulty overcoming social anxiety. in this online course you'll work on communication skills and discover that making "small talk" is a piece of cake.

  • Making small talk: how and with whom
  • How to initiate an exchange of pleasantries
  • Tips to master the art of small talk
  • Theme: Communication and interacton
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Spread out over 2-6 weeks
  • How to avoid getting tongue-tied

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Would you like to walk into a networking event and start a conversation with a stranger, without any of those awkward silences? Or maybe you'd just like to start a friendly conversation with the person waiting at the bus stop or in line at the grocery store? It's possible you already do this on a daily basis, but for most of us it's not that simple. Applying these communication skills in the real world can be quite intimidating. Just thinking of your first sentence can already cause a lot of stress. To make it less difficult, it is helpful to approach these situations step by step. In this training, full of small talk tips, we help you with it. 

After completing this course, you may sometimes still feel a bit awkward around strangers. After all, you're only human. But with enough practice, you'll notice that it'll get easier to find the right thing to say. You'll see that practice really does help. And remember this: you've probably gotten to know most of your friends through small talk first! Upon completion of this course, you'll have learned how to overcome social anxiety and how to engage in the art of small talk. You'll also feel more comfortable communicating with others. That speaks for itself.

Sounds exciting?

You now have an impression of the learning journey. Would you like to continue learning? Do you want to give yourself a boost? Then let's get started.

Meet the master

Our online courses are written by our "masters." Each one of them is an expert in their field, and they all have many years of experience. Among them you'll find trainers, psychologists, coaches, authors, etc.

Miloushka Krontstadt is the master behind this learning journey. Miloushka has extensive experience in coaching and training in the fields of work and health. She coaches - unconventionally, when necessary - people towards healthy productivity.

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