Big Talk @ NYU Shanghai

March 18, 2021

3 am PST

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You’re invited: LET’S DEEP NETWORK w/ guest Kalina Silverman!

January 12, 2021

8 am - 10 am PST

Location: Join here

See original post by Diana Rau, Cofounder of Twine, and Forbes 30 under 30, here: What do you want to do before you die? Have you ever fallen down in life, and what helped you get back up? If money were no concern, how would you live life differently? Welcome to a very special […]

Weekly Big Talk Video Chats Powered by Twine

August 14, 2020

8 am PST


Join the Big Talk Community for weekly short video chats where you get to answer meaningful questions. RSVP:

Big Talk x Twine Week

Start date: June 3, 2020

End date: June 7, 2020

Join a global Big Talk event with extraordinary people from all over the world for meaningful 1-to-1 conversations through video. Powered by twine, a first-of-its kind conversation platform. Sign up for one or all of the sessions: Wed Jun 3 530-6p EST, Thur Jun 4 830-850a EST, Fri Jun 5 5-530p EST, Sat Jun 6 […]

Big Talk for Veteran Rites

May 3, 2020

3 pm pst

Location: ZOOM LINK

Join Veteran Rites and Kalina Silverman, U.S. Fulbright Ambassador and Founder of Big Talk for a special online veteran circle where will skip the small talk to rally up and form meaningful connections that bridge the space between us. ZOOM LINK

Instagram Live Event: @22.33_stories – Let’s connect in Isolation

April 22, 2020

12 pm EST

Location: Instagram Live

Tune in Wed on Instagram Live @22.33_stories: Let's connect in Isolation, answer unique questions about life today, and talk about ways to make meaningful connections during this time. :) It will be a fun episode of Big Talk with the U.S. Department of State, Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and […]

Big Talk (Virtual) Coffee Shop with The Riveter

April 20, 2020


Location: online

Tune in to "overhear" their (Kalina Silverman and Leigh Rybak) coffee shop chat about all things life, work, and love in the time of COVID-19. You get to listen, laugh and sip on the hot stuff with them. There's no telling where this conversation might go. And yes, you'll get to ask your questions at […]

Big Talk for Middle School Students in Colorado

February 28, 2017

Location: Aurora, Colorado

Students at Columbia Middle School in Aurora, Colorado had Big Talk conversations in a presentation led by Kalina. Check out a video here:

Quora Sessions Q&A with Kalina

Start date: January 16, 2019

End date: January 21, 2019

On January 21st at 4 pm, Kalina will host a Big Talk Quora Session and will aswer questions about the following topics: Meaningful connections, skipping small talk, asking deep questions, Big Talk, living abroad in Singapore, Fulbright research, giving a TEDx talk, talking to strangers, traveling, video interviews and documentary filmmaking, and going viral. To […]

Make Big Talk: Women-in-Tech Neighborhood Mixer @Adobe

October 3, 2018

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Adobe Systems, San Francisco

What makes you feel most alive? If you could talk to everyone in the world, what would you say? What’s one thing that could happen today that would make it great? The Big Talk card game, created by guest speaker Kalina Silverman, is a series of 89 questions that challenge everyone to skip the small […]

Big Talk Key Note at 2018 Elite Digital SEM Summit

September 6, 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: New York City

Kalina Silverman will deliver the keynote speech on the theme of connectivity. She will explain how to skip the small talk and have deeper, more meaningful relationships with your customers. The Elite SEM Digital Summit is an exclusive gathering of senior-level marketing, digital, and ecommerce executives that connects you with industry experts, thought leaders, and […]

Big Talk Activity for Muslim Women in Singapore

March 4, 2018

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: National Library, Singapore

Kalina Silverman delivers a fun Big Talk activity for the PPIS International Muslim Women’s Day Event at the Singapore National Library.

U.S. Embassy Exchange Dinner Big Talk Icebreaker

September 27, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: U.S. Ambassador's House in Singapore

“More than 80 outstanding alumni U.S. Government-funded exchange programs, including #Fulbright, #YSEALI, #IVLP, #Gilman, #TechCamp, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit enjoyed a memorable evening of sharing and learning on September 27. We skipped the ‘small talk’ and jumped right into ‘BIG TALK’ to kick-off the evening, with an icebreaker exercise designed by American Fulbright Student, […]