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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!

Outcomes

By the end of the Mastering Small Talk Class you 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 digital 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">psychology courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></p>

<p>Making small talk

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$199 Limited inc GST / $159.20 / $179.10
Course will be held face-to-face at our Rozelle Campus.
Mastering Small Talk Course

<p><strong>Learn the art of conversation with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/psychology">psychology courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></p>

<p>Making small talk

...
$199 Limited inc GST / $159.20 / $179.10
Course will be held face-to-face at our Rozelle Campus.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Mastering Small Talk Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Mastering Small Talk Course

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Course testimonials:

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

  • said: The information took me into previous historical conversations where I found them hard or frustrating along with my positive experiences. To take those moments into the group chats was very helpful and practising on my ability to form positive introduction conversations that can continue with people I have never spoken to before.

  • said: The teacher and the course were both fantastic, lots of great notes and topic points.

  • said: I learnt some good techniques and will be looking at my conversations in a new way.

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

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