Mel Schwartz, LCSW

#050: Turn Small Talk into Real Talk

It’s the fiftieth episode of The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz! In this milestone episode, your host discusses not just why it’s important to turn small talk into real talk, he offers some tips on how to do just that.

In the time it takes to have a coffee break, learn…

  • Why small talk is inauthentic and empty speech
  • How small talk sacrifices human connection in favor of perceived, but damaging, safety
  • How small talk reinforces insecurity and self-doubt
  • Why real conversation can be an invigorating adventure
  • The positive aspect of uncertainty inherent in real conversations
  • How to take the first step toward vulnerability and curiosity in conversation
  • The value of revealing your true self in conversation
  • Why introducing new questions can transform small talk into real talk

Listen, and leave a comment about how you’ve accepted the rewarding challenge of turning small talk into real talk!

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