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Learn the art of conversation with our communication & 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!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this mastering small talk course, you should be able 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

What will be covered in this mastering small talk course?

In this practical course 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 to class

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

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Mastering Small Talk Course

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$199 Limited inc GST / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10
Course will be held face-to-face at our Rozelle Campus.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Would definitely recommend!

  • said: Really great course, great teacher. Had many ideas to start conversations and to continue conversations. The teacher even emailed us extra notes promptly after class so we can ponder over what we were learning, and put it into practice. Thanks very much

  • said: Presenter created a fun, safe, comfortable environment to learn new skills. The course was enjoyable and helpful.

  • said: A really great teacher who worked online very well. It was great to be able to do this course in times such as these. I learnt a lot and have already started putting the tips and tricks into practice in my everyday life. I'm really glad that I did this course.

  • said: I found the course to be both thoughtful and fun. Sadly I wasn't able to attend the second session but I enjoyed the first session a lot and found it very helpful.

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