The Big Talk Card Game
The Big Talk Question Card Game helps facilitate in-depth conversations with friends, family members, romantic partners, coworkers, classmates, teammates, community members, and strangers. Each question in the deck is universal (any human being could answer it), open-ended (elicits more than just a yes/no response), and meaningful (skips the small talk and draws forth a life story). See how Big Talk has been making an impact worldwide. Custom card game decks for your business, school, or organization, and wholesale pricing are available upon request (Please fill out this survey to get started on your customized Big Talk deck or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
“Game-changing game. One of the most valuable things I’ve every bought.”
“Prompt great conversation and new insights. I use these with my team one-one-one meetings.”
“Used this in my classroom and my students loved it.”
“Perfect for a gift, new relationship, family vacations and more.”
“Simply amazing. I love these so much. Something so simple added so much meaning to our lives.”
“I used my Big Talk cards at Thanksgiving dinner as a game and we had more than food—we had nourishment for the soul.”
“PERFECT material for the community programs we run.”
Big Talk For Business
If you are interested in bringing Big Talk keynote events, workshops, and continuous learning programs to your workplace or organization (in-person or virtual), licensing the Big Talk concept and questions, or have another idea for a partnership, please contact us.
Big Talk also produces custom co-branded Big Talk Question Card Decks for employee gifting. Choose questions that align with your company’s values. Please fill out this survey to get started on your customized Big Talk deck or email email@example.com.
Make More Meaningful Connections at Work
Big Talk deepens workplace interaction and connection through purposeful and profound conversation. Many employees, employers, and companies suffer from digital malaise, especially due to the hybrid world re-order.
With Big Talk, workers can feel closer together, mentally and emotionally. It helps us to reconnect to our own humanity and see that humanity in others. When we are deeply connected, we can be deeply engaged and committed. Not only do our relationships transform and flourish but so do/does our work and workplaces. Big Talk reinvigorates teams and companies, so we can achieve together while practicing interpersonal self-care in the workplace.
The Workplace/Culture Problem
We are living in a fragmented hyper-polarized culture that technology may intensify instead of help. In the hybrid working world, we need to figure out how to help people get back to the office and still have a sense of belonging and culture. Without meaningful relationships built on sincere and substantive communication, employees struggle to feel like they are seen or heard at work which causes them to disengage and have their work products suffer. Engaged workplaces are impossible when people aren’t sharing their authentic selves. ‘Our world has suffered fissures in human connection, yet relationships aren’t immune to repair.’
Big Talk as a Solution
- Big Talk embeds behaviors and habits into workplace culture that transform everyday interactions into opportunities for deeper connections.
- Big Talk moves past small talk to facilitate more meaningful conversations through questions that are open-ended, universal, and elicit stories.
- Big Talk provides the tools and resources necessary to strengthen the individual voices of all members of a community, empowering everyone to join the conversation.
Big Talk For Internal Use
According to a Google study, the qualities that contribute most to successful teams, are trust and psychological safety. To achieve this, people should communicate effectively, practice active listening, express empathy, and demonstrate authenticity.
Big Talk for Business helps employees skip the small talk and celebrate:
- Connection and Belonging – They will deepen and enhance existing relationships and feel more included in workplace culture.
- Diversity and Empathy – They will speak more openly and honestly about thoughts and beliefs and practice active listening to gain empathy for each others’ stories.
- Individuality and Purpose – People can express their true selves in the workplace as employees and as human beings.
Suggested ways to implement Big Talk in your workplace
If your goal is to get to know teammates better:
- Hire Big Talk to host a Big Talk employee onboarding activity, team bonding session, or team retreat exercise. These activities facilitate relationships with people who are new to the organization and/or have been working together for years, yet have superficial relationships with one another.
- Ask Big Talk questions in your interview hiring process to better know the values and beliefs of potential new hires.
- Work with Big Talk to create custom co-branded Big Talk card games for your employees.
If your goal is to make leadership more approachable:
- Hire Big Talk to host a leadership fireside chat or conduct Big Talk interviews with company leadership and share with the firm through video or newsletter.
If your goal is to help employees get to know each other better and build connections:
- Publish Big Talk newsletters highlighting practitioners at the firm.
- Post Big Talk questions on whiteboards throughout the office and allow people to write their answers.
- Host a firm-wide Big Talk event.
Big Talk For External Use
While impressive deliverables, top talent, and quality service are important, running a successful business and retaining clientele beyond the current engagement are heavily influenced by the relationships formed with clients and customers. Shaping and navigating these relationships can be difficult and time-consuming. In using Big Talk concepts, business relationships can be enhanced.
Big Talk for Work is an excellent tool if your goal is to:
- Build trust and rapport
- Identify common interests and long term goals
- Personalize interactions
- Promote open lines of communication
- Establish an inclusive culture and reputation for your firm.
Use Big Talk as an icebreaker activity at project kick-off and conferences, and to facilitate meaningful conversation at the beginning or end of client meetings, meals, or workshops.
Big Talk at Networking Events and Conferences
Help people move beyond the classic, repetitive networking small talk questions like “What do you do?” “Where are you from?” “What is your job title?” to make substantial and lasting connections. Host Big Talk networking sessions to enable attendees to establish common interests, identify qualities that make people successful at their jobs, and highlight the traits, quirks, talents, or passions that a unique person brings to their job, thus resulting in more memorable interactions.
Past Big Talk Adopters
- Adobe Women in Tech Mixer (200 attendees)
- Elite SEM Conference (200 attendees)
- U.S. State Department in Singapore, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan
- Acelero Learning
- And more!
Big Talk For Your University
While university can be an excellent opportunity for students to develop their social skills, an increasing number have reported feelings of depression, anxiety, disconnection, and isolation. To help combat loneliness, foster empathy amidst diversity, and promote social well-being, these universities have already introduced Big Talk programming to their campuses:
- Harvard Medical School
- University of Maryland
- Northwestern Kellogg School of Business
- National University of Singapore
- NYU Shanghai
- And more!
Bringing Big Talk into students’ lives can help them feel more empathetically connected, less anxious and depressed, happier, and confident in their schoolwork. Whether you’re faculty, staff, or a student, you can apply Big Talk to help bring your community together.
Host a Big Talk Workshop, Event, or Continuing Education Program at your university. The founder and CEO, Kalina, delivers lectures and workshops all around the world to help others develop more meaningful connections.
Skip the small talk of “What’s your field of study?” and “Where are you from?” to make more meaningful longer-lasting relationships. Become a Big Talk ambassador at your university. Sign up, receive a turnkey kit, and become a leader at your school to help classmates feel more connected to each other.
Using Big Talk Question Cards during the beginning of class is a great way to establish trust, understanding, and rapport. Big Talk has helped students feel more comfortable asking questions and sharing new ideas and perspectives.
Clubs and Sports
Conducting Big Talk Sessions with teammates or club members can help build more authentic relationships, which have been shown to nurture more supportive, comfortable, and social group settings.
Interested in Bringing Big Talk to your Campus?
Feel free to Contact Us so we can begin discussing how your university can start making Big Talk.
We offer programming for keynote presentations, workshops, social events, and continuing education – as well as custom university branded card decks.
“Big Talk helped a LOT to break down potential barriers and make us all feel a lot more comfortable. The breakout group strategy was helpful in that it gave each of us a lot of choice about what we wanted to share with the group and how vulnerable we wanted to be, which worked out beautifully as people really started to open up over the course of the discussion, providing a great foundation for subsequent reflective sessions in our first week.” – First-Year Student, Harvard Medical School
More Ways To Big Talk
There are many different ways to get involved with Big Talk
Big Talk Dinner with strangers in Berlin
Big Talk meetup events all over the world
Big Talk Toastmasters event
Big Talk cards placed on tables at bars and coffee shops
Big Talk with other small businesses
Big Talk for dating
Big Talk BIG TALK program for jail education
Big Talk translations for your home country
Big Talk Questions as creative artistic prompts
Big Talk conversation activity for middle schoolers in Colorado
Big Talk for holiday dinners with friends and family
Big Talk with Religious and Community Organizations
Make Big Talk while traveling
Big Talk with Yourself
Big Talk can serve as a powerful self-reflection activity. By answering questions such as, “Where do you find peace?” “What gives you hope?” “What makes you feel most alive?” You will feel more connected to your sense of identity and life purpose. Big Talk guided journal coming soon!