An Introvert's Guide to Mastering Small Talk

2023tue14feb8:30 amtue9:30 amAn Introvert's Guide to Mastering Small TalkIn-Person Coffee Talk8:30 am - 9:30 am Event TagsCareer Development,Communication,Self-Awareness,Stress and Conflict

Event Details

It is becoming more and more popular to hate small talk, but the truth remains that surface level conversations are crucial to forming impressions, building a network, and cultivating relationships. Drawing from her training and experience as a clinical mental health professional, nonprofit leader, and communications professional, Michele will explain the psychology of first impressions, the importance of foundational conversations, and strategies to master and enjoy the delicate art of small talk.

Learning Objectives

  1. Challenge misconceptions that small talk is boring, unnecessary, or useless
  2. Understand and practice the principles of making a memorable first impression
  3. Understand and practice Foundational Conversation as a key component to networking

This program is ideal for: introverts & anyone who wants to learn!


About Our Facilitator

Michele Owen was trained as a clinical mental health counselor and practiced trauma therapy with women and children before pursuing a career as a nonprofit executive. She currently also holds the position of Communications Director for the City of Muncie, and works with several initiatives and taskforces around the City. Her experience includes teaching at a collegiate level, developing and delivering a TedX talk, social psychology research, leadership training, and professional writing.


February 14, 2023 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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