Mastering Small Talk Course

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Learn the art of conversation with our psychology courses in Sydney.

Making small talk isn’t as easy as it sounds; it isn’t as challenging as it sounds either. Conversing with strangers can be awkward, stilted, even painful, but there is an art to it, and it can be mastered!

There’s nothing small about small talk. You may think that making small talk is just a way to pass the time or avoid awkwardness but many great friendships and relationships have started with small talk!

Small talk makes big conversations! Join us to discover things that great conversationalists know!

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform!

Outcomes

By the end of the Mastering Small Talk Class, students will know how to:

  • use small talk in everyday situations
  • approach others with topics and points for discussion and small talk
  • make a good first impression
  • keep building the conversation

Course content

In this practical workshop you will learn:

  • Why the ability to make small talk is so important
  • How to approach others – initiating conversation with strangers
  • How to make yourself approachable
  • How to prepare topics points
  • How to make and keep the person comfortable
  • How to Observe – Listen – Compliment – Question
  • How to find common ground
  • Why it’s important and how to follow up with questions or statements
  • How to keep building the conversation
  • How to make the best exit

Materials provided

  • Each student will receive handouts (PDF) with theory and advice.

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen or tablet to take notes
  • A list of challenging situations when you will use your new skills

Classes

Mastering Small Talk Course

<p><strong>Learn the art of conversation with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Lifestyle/Psychology-Short-Course">psychology courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></p><p>Making

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$189 Limited inc GST / $151.20 / $170.10
Mastering Small Talk Course

<p><strong>Learn the art of conversation with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Lifestyle/Psychology-Short-Course">psychology courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></p><p>Making

...
$189 Limited inc GST / $151.20 / $170.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Proactive tutor and in depth knowledge and experience! Very good tutor

  • said: Getting set up in specific situations so it didn't feel awkward

  • said: It was a really effective course that taught me how to start, maintain & end small talk. The course presenter was passionate, knowledgeable & humorous which made the learning experience very rewarding.

  • said: Unfortunately, the first day of the course was quite boring because there was so much theory to go through but the second day was far better. I find the skill invaluable and have been using it in my life. But I think I will do this again in the future just to brush up on everything because of it a lot to go through in just two classes.

  • said: The interaction with complete strangers and getting out of my comfort zone.

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