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73 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Small Talk. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Small Talk, often where they are interviewed.

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73 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Small Talk. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Small Talk, often where they are interviewed.

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93 | Stage fright, small talk, awkwardness, & how to speak so people listen with Margot Leitman

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Welcome to the show!  Today’s episode is perfect for those of you who want to improve your communication skills and become a more confident & compelling communicator at work.  Today’s guest Margot is a professional storyteller, a Moth Grandslam champion, and travels the world teaching others how to tell stories. 

In this interview, you’ll hear us chat about:

  • The struggle to show your true self at work
  • Feeling awkward in the workplace
  • How to get better at small talk (even when it feels annoying or hard)
  • How to manage stage fright
  • How to communicate in a more compelling way
  • The power of stories and how to use them in our communications at work
  • How to make a compelling case for why you’re perfect for the role or promotion

And so much more.  To get in touch with Margot, check out her website at: https://www.margotleitman.com/ where you can learn more about her and get her books.

Follow Margot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/margotleitman/?hl=en

Check out Margot’s books: https://www.margotleitman.com/books

Be sure to come say hi to me in the Facebook group and download my free assertiveness ebook – links below:

Free assertiveness Ebook: https://www.assertivenessebook.com/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartofspeakingup/

Art of Speaking Up email newsletter signup: https://mailchi.mp/e7735b5f8f83/aosu ,

As always, it’s a joy to have you listening, and I’ll catch you next week!

Hugs,

Jess

Oct 06 2020 · 51mins
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Ep 92 | Small Talk at LGBTQ Film Festival: An Interview with Director Huang Hui-chen

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A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

A relationship between mother and daughter that was so stonewalled that it took 20 years and a camcorder to make a breakthrough- this was the subject of Huang Hui-chen’s first feature documentary film, Small Talk. Small Talk is one of two documentary films being screened at the Austin Asian American Film Festival’s Prismatic Taiwan (September 4-13), a virtual, six-film series celebrating the past and present of queer Taiwanese cinema. Hui-chen spoke candidly about this deeply personal film that she described as a letter to her mother. She also revealed what’s happened in the aftermath of the film. Her film and personal story give hope to others dealing difficult parent-child relationships. Special thanks to the Austin Asian American Film Festival and Stacey Pai for providing translation.

To purchase tickets to watch Small Talk and learn about the other films featured in Prismatic Taiwan visit: www.aaafilmfest.org/ Talking Taiwan listeners will get $2 off when they use the code TALKING. The Prismatic Taiwan Queer Film Series, features six LGBTQ Taiwan films spanning from 1970 to 2016. You can watch all six films for under $15. To learn more Prismatic Taiwan check out last week’s episode, episode t.

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • Hui-chen’s work as an activist
  • When she got interested in documentary filmmaking
  • How it took her so long (20 years) to make Small Talk into a movie that her mother and relatives didn’t think she’d actually be able to do it
  • The footage of her nieces discussing whether their grandma (Hu-Chen’s mother) is a boy or a girl
  • How she got her mother to finally talk
  • How she got other family members and her mother’s girlfriends to talk in the film
  • The one person who she would have like to interview for the movie, but did not
  • How the film, Small Talk is like a letter to her mother
  • Why Hui-chen’s husband doesn’t appear in the film
  • While Hui-chen’s now ex-husband doesn’t appear in Small Talk he will be in her next film which will be about the relationship between love and social activism
  • Hui-chen’s mother’s reaction to the film after watching it
  • How Hui-chen’s mother’s reacted when Small Talk was screen at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards
  • How the film Small Talk has affected her and mother’s relationship with their relatives
  • What was Hui-chen’s sister’s reaction to Small Talk
  • How the film Small Talk has affected Hui-chen’s relationship with her mother
  • How Hui-chen’s relatives reacted to and dealt with to her mother’s lesbianism
  • How Hou Hsiao-hsien took a leap of faith when he got involved and became the executive producer of Small Talk
  • What filmmaking advice Hou Hsiao-hsien gave her
  • How Hui-chen feels about Small Talk having been selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards
  • Hui-chen’s book about her mother that reveals more that the film did not

Related Links:

PURCHASE tickets to watch Small Talk

LEARN More About Prismatic Taiwan and the September 5th live, virtual roundtable discussion event with Asian Cinevision and director Zero Chou, entitled “Creating Transnational Queer Asian Spaces”: https://www.aaafilmfest.org/prismatic-taiwan

Huang Hui-chen’s book, about her mother, 我和我的T媽媽 (available in Chinese):

https://readmoo.com/book/210085132000101

https://www.books.com.tw/products/E050053049

Austin Asian American Film Festival: https://www.aaafilmfest.org/

Austin Asian American Film Festival Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AAAFF/

Austin Asian American Film Festival on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaafilmfest/

Austin Asian American Film Festival on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AAAFF

Aug 31 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Small Talk with Emma Darwall Smith & Jennifer Tollady

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Emma Darwall Smith and Jennifer Tollady, founders of The Communication Collective discuss what we need to do to become better at 'small talk'; how we can take the focus off ourselves and onto the person we want to make a positive impression on. We will explore how to avoid those awkward silences, those inappropriate questions and those boring conversations. Discover how you can use small talk to unlock positive conversations. To find out more about inrehearsal, visit www.inrehearsal.com

Aug 28 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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Small talk with Perry Madl

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Quick conversation with Perry on how he started his life journey in hunting an some of his favorite hunts. He also started his own company pocket prey a handheld Electric predator call.
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Jun 30 2020 · 30mins
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22. I Don’t Have Time For Small Talk with James T. Robilotta

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In this episode of The Best Thing, Antonio Neves talks to the speaker, author, and comedian, James T. Robilotta.

Today James shares how a friend telling him that “the audience isn’t laughing with you” was the “best thing” that ever happened to him. This one moment changed the trajectory of his life and help him overcome low self-esteem.

You will also hear how curiosity is the key component to making powerful connections with the ones around you. 

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Quick Episode Summary:

  • Meet James
  • Connection requires curiosity
  • The difference between small talk and meaningful conversation
  • There’s power in pausing
  • Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Body image with pertaining to men
  • Cool over great
  • The power of saying “I’m here”
  • Don’t say no to a conversation
Jun 11 2020 · 33mins
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Bonus Beats: Sly's "Small Talk" with Michael Barnes

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Professor and DJ Michael Barnes joins Oliver to talk about Sly & The Family Stone’s final album, “Small Talk” and in particular the Time for Livin’ drum break that can only be found on a specific Canadian pressing of the album. Michael also gets into the tiny but significant differences between this version and the mainstream LP. Be ready, crate diggers, this is a deep dive.

May 22 2020 · 25mins
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Small Talk Saves Lives [Part 2] with CEO of Samaritans Ruth Sutherland

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Welcome to a new episode of Time To Talk with Alex Reads. I am your host Alex Reads, and I am bringing you mental health and emotional wellbeing content that I hope will be of some benefit to you, so I am glad to have you here with me!

This week is Mental Health Awareness week, and the theme this year is KINDNESS. I will be posting content throughout the week to support this, as I think we can always use a little room to be kinder in our lives.

In a three part series, I have teamed up with Samaritans, Network Rail and Office of Rail and Road to bring to you some conversations about mental health in the context of suicide prevention on the Nation’s railways.

I am speaking to key players from mental health charity Samaritans, Network Rail and Office of Rail and Road in these first series of episodes to talk about their joint efforts with the Samaritan’s campaign ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’, a campaign.

Small Talk Saves Lives is a campaign to empower the public to act to prevent suicide on the railways and other settings. Suicide is preventable and suicidal thoughts are often temporary and can be interrupted. Samaritans want to give as many people as possible the skills to notice if someone might be at risk and give them the confidence to approach them. A simple question or observation can be all it takes to interrupt suicidal thoughts and start the journey to recovery. Throughout this campaign, Samaritans is reminding people that they already know how to start a conversation, giving them the confidence to act.

Research carried out jointly for Samaritans and the rail industry by the Universities of Middlesex and Westminster indicated that a ‘bystander’ campaign could be valuable as the public has a role to play in suicide prevention on the railways.

And so, the partnership with British Transport Police, Network Rail and the wider rail industry to develop the campaign has been beneficial. They train thousands of rail staff in suicide prevention every year. Many of them go on to make an intervention and save a life. We encourage staff to notice if someone may be at risk and then start a conversation by asking a simple question, so making small talk.

We have also consulted individuals who have experienced suicidal thoughts, those who have lost loved ones to suicide, people who regularly travel by train, and the general public. We wanted to make sure we considered a range of experiences when developing the campaign.

An example of the importance of our campaign is Sarah's story. A stranger on a train platform helped stop Sarah from taking her own life. With Sarah's permission, we used her story to develop the first phase of the campaign and show others how small talk saved her life.

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Samaritans Ruth Sutherland, CEO of Samaritans and has been since 2015.

Drop me an email: tttalkpod@gmail.com
May 21 2020 · 38mins
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Small Talk Saves Lives [Part 1] with Network Rail's Ian Stevens

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Welcome to a new episode of Time To Talk with Alex Reads. I am your host Alex Reads, and I am bringing you mental health and emotional wellbeing content that I hope will be of some benefit to you, so I am glad to have you here with me!

This week is Mental Health Awareness week, and the theme this year is KINDNESS. I will be posting content throughout the week to support this, as I think we can always use a little room to be kinder in our lives.

In a three-part series, I have teamed up with Samaritans, Network Rail and Office of Rail and Road to bring to you some conversations about mental health in the context of suicide prevention on the Nation’s railways.

I am speaking to key players from mental health charity Samaritans, Network Rail and Office of Rail and Road in these first series of episodes to talk about their joint efforts with the Samaritan’s campaign ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’, a campaign.

Small Talk Saves Lives is a campaign to empower the public to act to prevent suicide on the railways and other settings. Suicide is preventable and suicidal thoughts are often temporary and can be interrupted. Samaritans want to give as many people as possible the skills to notice if someone might be at risk and give them the confidence to approach them. A simple question or observation can be all it takes to interrupt suicidal thoughts and start the journey to recovery. Throughout this campaign, Samaritans are reminding people that they already know how to start a conversation, giving them the confidence to act.

Research carried out jointly for Samaritans and the rail industry by the Universities of Middlesex and Westminster indicated that a ‘bystander’ campaign could be valuable as the public has a role to play in suicide prevention on the railways.

And so, the partnership with British Transport Police, Network Rail and the wider rail industry to develop the campaign has been beneficial. They train thousands of rail staff in suicide prevention every year. Many of them go on to make an intervention and save a life. We encourage staff to notice if someone may be at risk and then start a conversation by asking a simple question, so making small talk.

We have also consulted individuals who have experienced suicidal thoughts, those who have lost loved ones to suicide, people who regularly travel by train, and the general public. We wanted to make sure we considered a range of experiences when developing the campaign.

An example of the importance of our campaign is Sarah's story. A stranger on a train platform helped stop Sarah from taking her own life. With Sarah's permission, we used her story to develop the first phase of the campaign and show others how small talk saved her life.

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Ian has worked in the rail industry for 33 years. He is a seasoned and experienced frontline operator.

In September 2012 he became Network Rail’s lead for its suicide prevention programme.

At a working level, he brings the rail industry together to deliver its suicide prevention programme.

Ian has presented around the world on the challenge suicide presents to the railway. He is a regular figure in Parliament, and on committees and groups where an intimate knowledge of suicide prevention in public spaces is required.

Delivered a public-facing bystander campaign in collaboration with Samaritans and the British Transport Police known as Small Talk Saves Lives.

In June 2018 Ian was honoured by the Queen with an MBE for his work in this field.

Drop me an email:
tttalkpod@gmail.com
May 20 2020 · 29mins
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Small talk, New Zealand star Benee, and nice or the norm - Full episode

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Apr 27 2020 · 49mins
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Small talk, and Woody's isolation games, Knick Knocking part 2 - Full episode

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Apr 20 2020 · 49mins
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