Partnerships, Research, Collaborations

So far, BIG TALK has worked with private organizations, non-profits, business, and universities. We want to start working with initiatives listed below. If you are interested, please email kalinasilverman@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

  • Global unification and peace projects initiatives that use storytelling to inspire empathy

  • Corporate workshops for employee on-boarding and networking.

  • Religious and spiritual center programming.

  • Therapy tools for depression/anxiety/other mental health disorders.

  • College/University programming; New student orientations, Greek life, and mental health counseling.

  • Community centers, local bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.

  • Add on to mobile and web applications


BIG TALK x USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, Interviews with Lab Staff:

"This summer the Annenberg Innovation Lab is working with Kalina Silverman, the founder of BIG TALK, a video series that fosters connection by skipping the small talk to have meaningful conversations with new people. Following the series’ initial success with features in Huffington PostUSA Today, and Elite Daily, BIG TALK is growing into a social movement. Join us to skip the small talk, connect with fellow Trojans, and create your own BIG TALK videos. (Bonus: free pizza!)"


BIG TALK x Live Differently, "3 Day BIG TALK Challenge":

Live Different is a youth empowerment organization. This year through their 1-hour presentation, they are helping students understand and apply the practice of empathy. In their research on how to best do this they discovered "Big Talk" and thought it was a perfect avenue to help students create meaningful, authentic and empathic dialogue. They were able to get the "Big Talk" questions to the students via a text based application where they text the word "Empathy" followed by their unique school code. After a student opts in to the challenge they had the task of matching themselves with another student in the school and exchanging their Big Talk questions.  One student explained how the "Big Talk" Challenge helped her make friends at her new school.

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"We would like to thank Kalina and the Big Talk family for empowering us to use this amazing idea to help put empathy into action for 100,000 student this year."

BIG TALK Research with the Northwestern University Delta Lab:

  Delta Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab and design studio at Northwestern University. Our driving mission is to improve the way we design, work, learn, play, and fundamentally change the way we interact.   “Big Talk” Team members: Kalina Silverman, Dr. Haoqi Zhang Developing an online question answering platform that promotes deeper, more meaningful interactions between people – essentially skipping the small talk and discussing “bigger” themes. The platform will promote interconnectedness around the globe through the sharing of universal ideas constituting the collective human experience.

 

Delta Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab and design studio at Northwestern University. Our driving mission is to improve the way we design, work, learn, play, and fundamentally change the way we interact.  

“Big Talk”

Team members: Kalina Silverman, Dr. Haoqi Zhang

Developing an online question answering platform that promotes deeper, more meaningful interactions between people – essentially skipping the small talk and discussing “bigger” themes. The platform will promote interconnectedness around the globe through the sharing of universal ideas constituting the collective human experience.


BIG TALK x MyIntent.org Question Game:


BIG TALK x Selfless.io Dinner with Strangers:

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Big TALK Dinner in Berlin, Germany:


 

BIG TALK Courses for Edovo's Jail Education Solutions Platform (In Development):


 

BIG TALK Programming with Delegations for Dialogue (In Development):