***This event is pay what you wish! You'll need the event URL, so be sure to register in advance so we can send it to you.***
Maybe you're one of those people who says that they "hate other people." Maybe you're an extrovert who can't get enough of human interaction. Maybe you have social anxiety. Or maybe you're not quite any of these things and you're just looking for a novel way to interact with humans without changing out of your pajama pants.
No matter where you're coming from, no matter how skeptical or nervous or excited you feel about talking to strangers... if you crave human interaction, then our online Skip the Small Talks are designed for you. No, really: we've had all of the people described above tell us that they love Skip the Small Talk.
We use question prompts and a structure designed based in psychology research to help you get vulnerable with strangers in a way that actually feels safe, and that brings out the best in people.
What's it like?
The whole thing is on Zoom. We'll put you into pairs in breakout rooms, and you'll switch partners so you're not just talking to the same person the whole night. We'll also have small group conversations in breakout rooms. For every conversation of the night, we'll give you conversation prompts to choose from.
Some examples of our research-backed prompts are, "What's something you're proud of that you don't usually get to share with people?" And, "What's something I would need to know about you in order to be friends with you?"
We also give you a lot of structure so that one person is talking at a time for the first few minutes with your partner, and then we mix things up a little.
What do people say about it?
Here's some stuff people have told us (unprompted!) about the online Skip the Small Talks:
"I was surprised at how good this was! I'll definitely be coming back!"
"This has turned into my weekly self-care-- going to this event every week is something kind I do for myself to stay sane."
"I'm an introvert, and to be honest, I even think of myself as someone who generally hates other people, but I actually feel energized after Skip the Small Talk online. For some reason, I feel Zoom fatigue in pretty much every other online interaction, but I'm usually, like, giddy after these."
Ready to skip the small talk with us? Tickets are pay-what-you-want and all the money goes right back into supporting our mission to reduce social isolation, so feel free to grab one below! Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skip-the-small-talk-online-pay-what-you-wish-tickets-125802154631
Please do your best to arrive a couple minutes before 7:00 pm if you haven't been to one of these before so you don't miss the intro, but feel free to come late if you need to-- you'll still be able to participate just fine! If you've come to an online Skip the Small Talk before and would rather skip the intro, feel free to come at 7:10 pm.
Skip the Small Talk is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. Check out our safety policy here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fmhxMcSsdgkQYOZQZoUKC3DK511fDl3pcPyShB22W9s
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