#15 Choosing Big Talk over Small Talk with Kalina Silverman


Kalina is the founder of BIG TALK, which started as a video series encouraging people to skip the small talk and make more meaningful connections. It has also been turned into a card game, and has evolved into a global initiative with people around the world "making Big Talk." You may recognize some players of Big Talk including Keith Urban, Billie Ellish and the Los Angeles Lakers!

On this week's episode, we talk about:

  • How Big Talk started

  • Why connection is important

  • How it feels to chase a passion project

  • Handling the ebbs and flows of life

Kalina received her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University and spent a year as a Fullbright Research Scholar in Singapore studying ways to use Big Talk to establish empathy across cultures. Big Talk has been featured on the Huffington Post, NBC Asian America, USA TODAY, Forbes, and more. You can learn more about Kalina at kalinasilverman.com and Big Talk at www.makebigtalk.com

You can also follow her and Big Talk on Instagram.

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